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Does a Volunteer Really Help Students?

 Students who have a mentor….

·          Are more likely to come to school each day and stay in school.

·          Have a better chance of going on to higher education.

·          Are 46% less likely than their peers to use illegal drugs/controlled substances

·          Are 27% less likely to start drinking.

·          Are 52% less likely than their peers to skip school.

·          Are 33% less likely to hit someone.

·          Tend to trust their parents more and better communicate with them.

·          Have improved self-esteem.


 (Statistics from:  Mentoring: A Promising Strategy for Youth Development, A Framework for Understand Poverty, and