More than ever girls need supportive role models.
Ground breaking research confirms that mentoring changes the trajectory of young lives," according to Bruce MacDonald, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.
Key findings: Girls with mentors are two and a half times more likely than girls without a mentor to be confident in their ability to be successful at school.
According to youth.gov benefits of mentoring are:
. Increased high school graduation rates
. Lower high school dropout rates
. Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
. Better attitude about school
. Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
. Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
. Improved behavior, both at home and at school
. Stronger relationships with parents, teachers and peers
. Improved interpersonal skills
. Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use (MENTOR, 2009) Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes,2009)