Students who meet regular 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 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. About 40% of a teenager’s waking hours are spent without companionship or supervision. Mentors provide teens with a valuable place to spend free time.
Mentors help young people set career goals and take steps to realize them.
With a couple hours a week and a caring heart, you too can be mentor. Right now, there are children in our community waiting for someone like you to listen, guide and share with them your life experience. The need is great and the time to be involved is now.
United Way of Greater Greensboro's Mentoring Matters initiative seeks to increase the number of mentors and improve the effectiveness of mentoring programs in the Greater Greensboro area.
By establishing a "Hub for Excellence", mentoring programs in our community will work together to increase the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for youth. The Hub will also identify and encourage the use of common measures that are proven to be mentoring best practices.