NATIONAL IMPACT MENTORING & TRAINING PROGRAM

Helping good kids on a dangerous path find promising futures.

Helping good kids on a dangerous path find promising futures.

National Impact Mentoring is a comprehensive program that connects dropouts, truants, troubled and suspended youth to programs and services that will lead them to success both academically and personally.

The program strives to bring habitually truant students back into the educational system by providing them with the necessary guidance, accountability, resources and character to become good citizens both in the classroom and the community.

We are a character and values driven organization. We believe that love, honor, respect and accountability are essential qualities of a healthy individual and a meaningful life.

National Impact Mentoring is a comprehensive program that connects dropouts, truants, troubled and suspended youth to programs and services that will lead them to success both academically and personally.

The program strives to bring habitually truant students back into the educational system by providing them with the necessary guidance, accountability, resources and character to become good citizens both in the classroom and the community.

We are a character and values driven organization. We believe that love, honor, respect and accountability are essential qualities of a healthy individual and a meaningful life.

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Education

 Mentoring has significant positive effects on two early warning indicators that a student may be falling off-track:

High levels of absenteeism (Kennelly & Monrad, 2007)

  • Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class. (Public/Private Ventures Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)

Recurring behavior problems (Thurlow, Sinclair & Johnson, 2002)

  • Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are 55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor. (The Mentoring Effect, 2014)
  • In addition to better school attendance and a better chance of going on to higher education, mentored youth maintain better attitudes toward school. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

Daily Life

By being a consistent adult presence in a young person’s life, mentors can offer advice, share their life experiences, and help a young person navigate challenges.

Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are:

46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking. (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters)

Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are:

81% more likely to participate regularly in sports or extracurricular activities than those who do not. (The Mentoring Effect, 2014)

A study showed that the strongest benefit from mentoring, and most consistent across risk groups, was a reduction in depressive symptoms — particularly noteworthy given that almost one in four youth reported worrisome levels of these symptoms at baseline. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

Mentoring promotes positive social attitudes and relationships. Mentored youth tend to trust their parents more and communicate better with them. (The Role of Risk, 2013)

Career

One study estimates that the human potential lost as a result of the educational achievement gap is the economic equivalent of a permanent national recession. By preparing young people for college and careers, mentoring helps develop the future workplace talent pipeline. (Mentoring: At the crossroads of education, business and community, 2015)

Mentors can also prepare their mentees for professional careers and assist with their workplace skills by:

  • Helping set career goals and taking the steps to realize them.
  • Using personal contacts to help young people network with industry professionals, find internships, and locate possible jobs.
  • Introduce young people to resources and organizations they may not be familiar with.
  • Skills for seeking a job, interviewing for a job, and keeping a job.

The number of ways mentoring can help a young person are as varied as the people involved in each program. While the lists and statistics can be impressive, personal stories can be even more impressive. Take a look at some mentoring success stories to see the impact of mentoring in real life.

Your Gift Unlocks a Young Person’s Potential

Your Gift Unlocks a Young Person’s Potential

National Impact Mentoring continues to make a difference because of your generosity. There are a number of ways you can make a difference. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 844-426-3686

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We know what we are but not what we may be.

We know what we are but not what we may be.

Mentoring provides meaningful connections that impact the people involved and influence their lives at home, at work, and in their communities. For those who are being mentored, it is linked to improved academic, social and economic prospects.

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