31 in 31: Are You Ready to Become a Mentor?

31 in 31: Are You Ready to Become a Mentor?

Did you know that nearly 40% of at-risk youth report never having an adult mentor of any kind? That's just one reason the Covington Partners Mentoring Program is committed to working with the schools of Covington to provide positive adult mentors for students. During the month of August, the mentoring program is seeking 31 new volunteer mentors in 31 days. Mentors and students will be matched to begin meeting this fall.

"I am a mentor because building up young individuals to realize their strengths and connecting with them one on one is so important. My life is better because of the impact my mentee had on me!" one mentor explains about her experience in the Covington Partners Mentoring Program.

Volunteer mentors have several program options from which to choose and can share their time and talents by getting involved in one (or more) of the mentoring program options, including working with students from elementary through high school, meeting students during lunch or after school, or becoming a community-based mentoring match. The commitment is minute (only up to one hour per week) compared to the results. The tagline is true: By mentoring one student, you can change two lives.

According to a national mentoring survey, at-risk youth with a mentor are more likely to report participating regularly in sports or extracurricular activities (67% of at-risk youth with mentors compared to 37% of those without them); more likely to hold a leadership position in a club, sports team, school council, or another group (51% versus 22%); and are more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities (48% versus 27%).

Help us reach our goal of 31 new mentors for the beginning of the 22/23 school year. Learn more about the Covington Partners Mentoring Program HERE.  Ready to #MentorOneStudentChangeTwoLives? Download an application HERE.

Category: Mentoring
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