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Need For Mentors For San Antonio Youth

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Author: GSBS | Category: Opportunities | December 12, 2017

A recent San Antonio Express News highlighted the need for volunteers.

The article reported that there is a waiting list of at "least 1000 youth looking for mentors and of this number the majority are boys. These numbers are only higher when we look at the number of college students, young professionals and veterans who live in our community and lack mentors. That is why this network cannot be limited to youth; it must also include these other groups seeking guidance."

San Antonio is working to meet the city's demand for mentors through MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, and is looking for variety of age groups and careers, including K-12, post-secondary, young professionals and veterans.

The Mentoring Effect survey found that students who were at-risk for not graduating but who had a mentor were 36 percent more likely to aspire to enroll in and graduate from college than those who did not have a mentor, and 55 percent more likely to be enrolled in college. For example, one survey responded said, “My mentor attended the college I’m at now, and she took me out and informed me of how to get into college. She was always there to support me.”

If you would like to sign up as a mentor for youth, click here



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