Every day, kids face a challenge that adults take for granted: how to navigate the complex social landscape of school. From cliques and bullies to academic pressure and social media, there are countless ways that kids can get tripped up. This is where mentoring comes in. By pairing kids with caring adults, mentoring programs provide a much-needed sounding board and support system.
Through regular conversations, mentors help their mentees to develop the skills they need to navigate the challenges of growing up. In addition, mentors can provide guidance on goal-setting and decision-making, helping mentees to chart a course for their future. As a result, mentoring programs play a vital role in preparing kids for success in school and beyond.