impact

Mentoring changes kids’ lives

The MPRC elevates the practices of mentoring programs throughout the region, ensuring that all children and youth have access to high quality mentors who help them achieve their dreams.

enroll and graduate college

  • Young adults who had a mentor 76%
  • Young adults who did not have a mentor 56%

Young adults who had a mentor are more likely to aspire to enroll in and graduate from college than those who did not have a mentor.

Nationwide, approximately 16 million youths will reach age 19 without ever having a mentor.

participating regularly in sports or extracurricular activities

  • Young adults who had a mentor 67%
  • Young adults who did not have a mentor 37%

Young adults who had a mentor are more likely to report participating regularly in sports or extracurricular activities than those who did not have a mentor.

Issue Briefs

These issue briefs provide an overview of the research that demonstrates the role quality mentoring can play in fostering academic achievement, supporting workforce development, and reducing youth violence.

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Mentored students less likely to skip school.

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Children who are mentored go onto higher education.

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Mentored students with improved grades.