52%

Students with mentors are 52 percent more likely to stay in school and they complete more of their homework assignments than students without a mentorship connection.


Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 37% less likely to skip a class.

37%


55%

Mentoring especially helps students who face opportunity gaps, as students with mentors are 55% more likely to enroll in college than those without mentors.


81% 

Mentoring also brings together stronger communities, as at-risk students with mentors are 81% more likely to participate in extracurriculars.


78%

Mentoring also brings together stronger communities, as at-risk students with mentors are 78% more likely to volunteer in their communities.


Herrera, C., Grossman, J.B., Kauh, T.J., Feldman, A.F., McMaken, J., & Jucovy, L.Z. (2007). Making a difference in schools: The Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study. Philadelphia, PA: Public/Private Ventures.

 Herrera, C., Grossman, J.B., Kauh, T.J., Feldman, A.F., McMaken, J., & Jucovy, L.Z. (2007). Making a difference in schools: The Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study. Philadelphia, PA: Public/Private Ventures.

 

DuBois, D.L., Portillo, N., Rhodes, J.E., Silverthorn, N., & Valentine, J.C. (2011). How effective are mentoring programs for youth? A systematic assessment of the evidence. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 12(2), 57-91.

The Mentoring Effect (2014).

The Mentoring Effect (2014).