In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How mentoring positively affects youth.

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    The benefits of a family-centered approach to mentoring.

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    How to engage families in youth mentoring.

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    What programs are successfully engaging families with mentors.

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    What resources are available.

Key Takeaway

Engaging Parents With Mentors Helps Strengthen Families

Mentoring programs have been shown to provide a wide range of positive influences on young people, from reduced substance use to improved school attendance, attitudes toward peers and family, and enhanced self-esteem, among others. Emerging evidence suggests that engaging parents more closely in the mentoring relationship, honoring their role and encouraging them to support their child's participation, can help strengthen the entire family.

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