Mentoring is a relationship between 2 or more people with the mentor being wiser and more experienced, with the expectation that they share and offer guidance.
Mentoring has over recent years been used within education to help redirect the attitude and behaviour of individuals who have not been successful with self moderation. We provide mentors that can work specifically with individuals and equally with small groups. Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class (Public/Private Ventures study of Big Brothers Big Sisters). About 40% of a teenager’s waking hours are spent without companionship or supervision. Mentors provide teens with a valuable place to spend free time.
The benefits of this service are to:
- Avoid exclusions
- Refocus student either academically or behaviorally
- Be a support system
- Improve achievements