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Report Examines Effect of Mentoring on Youth

February 5, 2014

The Mentoring EffectMENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has released "The Mentoring Effect: Young People's Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring.” The publication links mentoring to significant life outcomes for youth and highlights a substantial gap that exists in America: one in three young people will reach adulthood without having a mentor. A nationally representative survey of youth informs this report, which reveals that at-risk youth with mentors are much more likely to attend college, participate in extracurricular activities, take on leadership roles, and regularly volunteer in their communities. The publication outlines opportunities for the public, private, and philanthropic sectors to integrate mentoring as a key youth development strategy.


View or download the report and executive summary.

Access mentoring resources from OJJDP and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.