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Research and Studies only help MENTORS

25 Apr Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Research and Studies only help MENTORS
Research and Studies only help MENTORS

Based upon experience and the limited research that has already been compiled, we know that when done well, youth mentoring holds great promise in helping young people succeed in life. Studies of both well-established programs and newer ones that provide youth with formal one-to-one mentoring relationships have provided strong evidence of their success in reducing the incidence of delinquency, substance use and academic failure. These studies further indicate that formal youth mentoring programs can promote positive outcomes, such as improved self-esteem, social skills and knowledge of career opportunities.

To the extent that research findings are available, they have made a tremendous difference in the mentoring field’s ability to promote mentoring as an effective model for positive youth development.