Careers have developed, education furthered and lives improved because we had a mentor. Someone who cared and listened, who inspired and supported us. Mentors come from all walks of life – teacher, preacher or coach – and they guide children and support young adults.
The stats support mentoring as a meaningful way to positively impact a child’s life. A recent study show that young people at-risk for not completing high school aspired to higher educational goals. The impact of a mentor makes a big impact on kids.
5% more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor.
81% more likely to report participating regularly in sports or extracurricular activities.
More than twice as likely to say they held a leadership position in a club or sports team.
78% more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities.
Nearly nine in ten respondents who had a mentor said they are now interested in becoming mentors.
Here’s to all the mentors. This short video features several robotics teams and their heartfelt, and fun, thank you to their coaches. #nationalmentoringmonth