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When we support the growth and empowerment of women and girls we raise the quality of life for everyone. More than ever girls need supportive role models and mentors. When women mentor girls it provides a gateway to fuel their ambition and confidence, help them set goals for their lives and work with them to achieve those goals and developed leadership competencies. 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. Mentors instill the notion that girls can rise above their circumstances, particularly girls with limited opportunities.

 Research confirms that mentoring changes the trajectory of young lives. In our mentoring programs both parties benefit from the relationship. Mentees and mentors both learn how to mobilize the energies, resources and strengths of each other. Some benefits of mentoring are: ​​

  •  Increased high school and college graduation rates
  •  Lower high school dropout rates
  •  Less likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use
  •  Improved behavior, both at home and at school
  •  Stronger relationships with parents, teachers and peers
  •  Improved interpersonal skills,
  •  Improved leadership and communication skills 
  •  Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
  •  Better attitude about school
  •  Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
  •  Increase career and entrepreneurship ambitions
  •  Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • ​ Learning to set and accomplish goals
  •  Learn critical thinking skills