Research show the value of mentoring in the life of anyone, and especially in the life of youths or an at risk youth participating in formal mentoring program such as Rethink Possible Initiative Mentoring program. However, research will point out that the quality of the programming provided is a major factor in the success of those participating. While organizations that have a well-defined screening process, followed by quality mentor training and support experience highest levels of success. Rethink Possible Initiative mentoring program incorporates all three factors, and more, into the programming for mentoring.

Traditional mentoring programs are of great value and some of the benefits documented are:

  • Improved academic/cognitive skills
  • Reduced negative youth behaviors
  • Less likely to initiate drug use
  • Positive social attitudes and relationships

Source: ChildTrends