Benefits of Mentors and Volunteers

Mentoring benefits the youth:

For the youth the mentor serves as a role model, connecting new people, resources and experiences and as a catalyst to improve social, emotional and educational behaviors. A mentor functions as a supportive relationship with non-parental adult.

 

Mentoring benefits the community:

Youth are mentored to create future leaders and are offered opportunities to lead entire projects and given the support mechanisms to ensure success. These real world experiences create meaningful learning experiences for the youth.

 

Mentoring benefits the parents:

Parents enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that their student is getting an enriching and rewarding experience though a caring mentoring relationship.