To bring hope of a better future, Youth Wise Mentoring has built a strong program that recruits fun and positive adults, placing them with kids who need helpful and encouraging role models, in a one-to-one mentoring friendship.
Mentors meet with their “Mentees” once a week, walking through life together, growing through both ups and downs. They enjoy activities of their choice, on their own schedule, and have fun experiencing new adventures and opportunities to show kids a new world.
Mentor: men·tor /ËˆmenËŒtôr/ – a trusted counselor or guide
What is Mentoring?
Research shows that mentoring affects youth through three interrelated processes:
(1) by enhancing youth’s social relationships and emotional well-being,
(2) by improving their cognitive skills through instruction and conversation, and
(3) by promoting positive identity development through serving as role models and advocates.
These processes are likely to act in concert with one another over time. (Rhodes, 2002, 2005)
"…those who reported having had a mentoring relationship during adolescence exhibited significantly better outcomes within the domains of education and work (high-school completion, college attendance, employment), mental health (self-esteem, life satisfaction), problem behavior (gang membership, fighting, risk taking), and health (exercise, birth control use)." --Mentoring Relationships and Programs for Youth, Rhodes & DuBois
Learn More About How Mentoring Affects Youth
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Drugs & Alcohol
Family Relationships & Respect
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