By all estimates, an astounding 17.6 million young people ~ nearly 1/2 the population of young people between 10 and 18 years of age ~ live in situations that could keep them from living up to their potential. Without immediate intervention by caring adults, they could make choices that not only undermine their futures, but, ultimately, the economic and social well-being of our nation. Mentoring is the presence of caring adults offering support, advice, friendship, reinforcement, and constructive examples and has proven to be a powerful tool for helping young people fulfill their potential.
Mentoring can help by:
· Improving young people’s attitudes toward their parents, peers, and teachers;
· Encouraging students to stay motivated and focused on their education;
· Providing a positive way for young people to spend free time
· Helping young people face daily challenges; and,
· Offering young people opportunities to consider new career paths and get much-needed economic skills and knowledge.
ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Contact the mentoring director at your campus of choice, or call Laurie Rees on the Daniels campus at 830-257-2200, ext. 2051