|At-Risk Youth Who Have A Mentor Are:|
|• 55% more likely to enroll in college|
|• 78% more likely to volunteer regularly|
|• 90% more likely to become a mentor themselves|
|• 130% more likely to hold leadership positions|
A strong mentoring relationship guarantees youth that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that mentoring has powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset. Help TYM bridge the gap and change the statistics for youth in our community by becoming a mentor today!