Regular, long-term relationships with a variety of adults are critical to healthy child development.
Research shows that having a mentor present in a young person’s life for an average of 4 hours a month can decrease their chances of engaging in drug and alcohol use, as well as increase their education aspirations. Research shows that having had a mentor is positively correlated with engaging in more positive activities for at-risk youth.
Improved Attendance & Performance
Leads to increased graduation rates, increased post-secondary education and overall education aspirations, which contributes to higher lifetime earnings.
Greater Self-esteem & Confidence
Linked to improved interpersonal skills which contributes to healthier relationships; higher self-esteem and more self confidence.
Youth show improved behavior, both at home and school, and have stronger relationships with parents, teachers and peers.
Results in reduced school costs and ultimately, reduced high school dropouts.
Improved Health Outcomes
Reduced teen pregnancy, reduced likelihood or delayed use of tobacco, alcohol, or other illicit drugs.
RUSC Kinship Mentorship Stats
0%Regularly participated in a sports team, club, or extracurricular activity at school.
0%Regularly volunteered in their community.
0%Planned to enroll and graudate from college.
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