Benefits of a Mentoring Program

Adults interested in becoming a student mentor must be someone who will be a positive influence in a student's life. The most crucial role for a mentor is to be an adult who has time for a student, who cares, who believes, and is committed to a long term relationship with the student. It is very important to know that the relationship between the mentor and the student may be the ONLY stability the he/she knows. Therefore, mentors are asked to spend a minimum of one hour every week with their mentee. This relationship between the mentee and mentor takes place during the school day at the student’s school.

At Risk Students

Receive support and guidance from a mentor

Receive encouragement to stay in school and to graduate

Experience greater self esteem and motivation to succeed


Increase their involvement in their community

Bridge the gap between students and mentors

Experience greater self esteem and motivation to succeed

Recognize that they can make a difference


Increase adult involvement in their school

Better student attendance

Students increase their performance in class

Create an environment where no student is left behind