Why Mentoring?

Mentoring can improve outcomes for young adults.

Research shows youth with mentors are more likely to be successful in school, to be leaders in their communities, and to be more likely to enter young adulthood with opportunities for ongoing education and career choices.

By sharing their experience and offering encouragement, mentors also teach and model leadership and "soft skills" --- essential to competencies that enable young people to reach their full potential.

68%

of students in Hawaii do not complete their college degree within six years.

(2014 cohort: HDXP)

78%

of economically disadvantaged students in Hawaii do not complete their college degree within six years.

(2014 cohort: HDXP)

76%

of at-risk youth who have a mentor, plan on graduating from college, 50% higher than those who do not have a mentor.(Mentoring.org)

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