Big Sister Mentoring Program
The Value of Mentoring
At its most basic level, mentoring helps because it guarantees a young person that there is someone who cares about them. A child is not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges.
Think back. Did you know how to study for a test or make plans for college? Do you remember wanting your first car or looking for a part-time job? Simple things that seem easy or straightforward to you now may appear to be a complete mystery to a young person.
Mentors provide their mentees with an experienced friend who is there to help in any number of situations.
Become A Mentor
Mentoring helps young people succeed in school work and life
Mentors help keep students in school.
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).Mentors help with homework and can improve their mentees’ academic skills.
Support in the workplace
Mentors help young people set career goals and start taking steps to realize them.
Mentors can use their personal contacts to help young people meet industry professionals, find internships and locate job possibilities.
Mentors introduce young people to professional resources and organizations they may not know.
Mentors can help their mentees learn how to seek and keep jobs.
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Big Brother Mentoring Program