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Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking.
Youth with mentors are more likely to develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class. Youth with mentors are less likely to drop out of school.
Youth with a mentor have a better sense of self-worth, pride and a significant increase of self-esteem. As a result, youth are able to make better informed decisions and create a brighter future for themselves.
Studies show that behavior and attitudes improve when a youth has a mentor. Mentoring reduces “depression symptoms” and increases “social acceptance, academic attitudes and grades.”
Source: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership