Youth thrive with support from a caring mentor who notices them – and their potential. Boys & Girls Club mentors help kids grow into confident, capable adults. Currently, one in three young people will grow up without a mentor. Young people who meet regularly with a mentor are 40 percent more likely to graduate on time and 55 percent more likely to enroll in college.
The National Youth Mentoring Initiative administered through the Department of Justice recognizes the positive impact mentors can have on a young person’s life and supports efforts by Boys & Girls Clubs to provide positive adult mentors to help kids and teens have a brighter future. Having steady, positive influences at key times in a child’s life can lead to increased confidence and self-esteem, improved academic performance and relationships, and can help a child realize their true potential.
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