Benefits of Mentoring

Does mentoring make a difference?

Mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee. A mentor can become a friend who can provide opportunities for gaining new skills and experiences that will help your child learn, grow and be successful. All children have the potential to succeed in life and can benefit from the demonstrated effects of mentoring, which include:

  • Increased self-esteem
  • Consistent school attendanceĀ 
  • Improved academic skills
  • Access to new resources and experiences
  • Additional support for new behaviors, attitudes and ambitions
  • Increased ability to seek and keep jobs
  • Enhanced parent-child relationships