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   America's Time Out for Youth   

 Mentoring​

More than ever girls need supportive role models and mentors.  When we support the growth and empowerment of women and girls we raise the quality of life for everyone. Research confirms that mentoring changes the trajectory of young lives. 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. When women mentor girls they fuel their ambition and confidence, help them set goals for their lives and work with them to achieve them. Further, mentors instill the notion that girls can rise above their circumstances, particularly girls at risk.  In our mentoring programs both parties benefit from the relationship. They both learn how to mobilize the energies, resources and strengths of each other. Some 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

​.   Learning to set and accomplish goals

.   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