Donation to Guilford Youth Mentoring
The research tells us that having a caring adult in their lives makes a difference to kids - they come to school, are more engaged when they get there, and are more willing to take risks in the classroom - and what we see tells the story. Kids with mentors grow more confident because mentors let them know they are important. They learn about relationships, how the world works, and how to make a difference themselves. We’ve had a number of mentees who graduate share with us that they can’t wait to be able to make a difference in the community. We’ve even had mentees return to us as mentors.
This contribution allows us to focus on what we do best - supporting our matches. We have 150+ volunteers who spend an hour/week sharing their time with kids, helping them to feel like they matter. Many of our pairs here at Guilford High Schoolstarted with their students in elementary school.