Adolescence is a scary time. Students often feel insecure because their personality is still forming and they are experiencing changes emotionally and physically. All of these changes coupled with the stress of school, peer pressure and even family dynamics can leave a young person feeling isolated. Mentoring is a solution to the problem of going it alone.
Mentoring pairs a student with a positive adult role model who provides support and guidance. By meeting together weekly, a mentor smooths the path into young adulthood by providing a long-term relationship focused on supporting the growth and development of the student/mentee.
At-risk young adults who had a mentor were: