Mentors Mean so Much!

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Posted by: Krystal Stukes on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:00:00 pm

Mentoring has significant positive effects on two early warning indicators that a student may be falling off-track:

High levels of absenteeism (Kennelly & Monrad, 2007)

 

  • 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. (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)

Recurring behavior problems (Thurlow, Sinclair & Johnson, 2002)

  • Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are 55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor. (The Mentoring Effect, 2014)

In addition to better school attendance and a better chance of going on to higher education, mentored youth maintain better attitudes toward school. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

 

"MENTOR Promotes, Advocates and Is a Resource for Mentoring." MENTOR. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2016.

 

 

By being a consistent adult presence in a young person’s life mentors can offer advice, share life their experiences, and help a young person navigate challenges.

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. (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)

 

Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are: 81% more likely to participate regularly in sports or extracurricular activities than those who do not. (The Mentoring Effect, 2014)

 

A study showed that the strongest benefit from mentoring, and most consistent across risk groups, was a reduction in depressive symptoms — particularly noteworthy given that almost one in four youth reported worrisome levels of these symptoms at baseline. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

 

Mentoring promotes positive social attitudes and relationships. Mentored youth tend to trust their parents more and communicate better with them. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

 

"MENTOR Promotes, Advocates and Is a Resource for Mentoring." MENTOR. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2016.

 

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Communities In Schools are always searching for individuals who are willing to give of their time and talents to encourage our youth. Students need empowerment through academics and in life for success in the future. Help a child get to the path of success today. Your relationship with a child could be a factor in the decisions they make in the future.

 

To register for a training session please call 704-797-0210.

 

 

Remaining Training class times and location for February:

2/18/2016—2 PM—CIS Office

2/23/2016—2 PM—CIS Office 

 

Communities In Schools of Rowan County is a proud United Way Agency and receive support from The Rowan Salisbury Schools, Margaret C. Woodson Foundation, Salisbury Community Foundation, The Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation, our state and national CIS organizations and donations from many community members to fulfill our mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. For more information visit our site at www.CISRowan.org or e-mail us at cisrowan@gmail.com.

 

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