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Mentorships for Success

June 1, 2016

According to a recent article in The Atlantic, “A guidance counselor in an average American school is responsible for over 470 students, significantly higher than the 250-student maximum recommended by The American School Counselor Association.”

So how can schools ensure that students aren’t falling through the cracks when the budget just won’t allow for more counseling staff? Mentorships are a proven valuable asset for providing one-on-one encouragement, advise and aspirational guidance.

Mentoring.org boasts that at-risk youth who are paired with a mentor are:
55% more likely to enroll in college.
78% more likely to volunteer regularly.
130% more likely to hold leadership positions.

We’ve compiled some resources on the benefits of mentoring and success stories.

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/01/mentorship-in-public-schools/423945/
http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/high-school-notes/2015/03/23/mentoring-programs-aim-to-increase-high-school-graduates
http://www.nycmentoringprogram.org/
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-bernstein-0315-20150314-story.html

http://www.mentoring.org
http://www.thread.org/

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