Mentoring

Mentoring can help bridge the gaps in today’s youth between, college, school, family, friends, authority, teachers, etc

At the National Committee on Youth we provide the guidance and encouragement that our youth needs. Many have given up on our youth and mentoring is needed now much more than before.

A mentor provides support, encouragement, friendship and in a lot of ways is a role model. Our mentors help bring the strengths out of the youth and helps build upon them. It is these strengths that allow children to become active contributors to our society. Unfortunately not all children receive the support they need.

By all estimates, an astounding 17.6 million young people – nearly half the population of young people between 10 and 18 years of age – live in situations that put them at risk of not living up to their potential. (source:www.mentoring.org)

According to Mentoring.org mentoring can help by:

 Improving young people’s attitudes towards their parents, peers and teachers; 

 Encouraging students to stay motivated and focused on their education; 

 Providing a positive way for young people to spend free time; 

 Helping young people face daily challenges; and 

 Offering young people opportunities to consider new career paths and get much-needed economic skills and knowledge.

With all of the effects of mentoring we can now see the importance of adults taking a child under their wing and providing support.