This program matches K-3rd graders with highly-motivated, well qualified high school students to provide guidance and positive role modeling. Each high school mentor has to complete a mentor training before participating in the program. Jeffrey students are referred by staff at Jeffrey school.
Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset.
Source: MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership