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Eight Waves volunteer mentors have a unique way to help a student by providing extra one-on-one support to children and families in need!
Mentors may not be able to change how fast a child’s brain develops or force a child to make certain decisions, but mentors can share their worldviews, experiences, knowledge, support and advice, as well as provide a positive influence. By introducing youth to new experiences and sharing positive values, mentors can help young people avoid negative behaviors and achieve success.
mentored teenagers earn better grades
mentored youth are less likely to begin using alcohol.
mentored youth are less likely to skip school.
Youth with mentors have increased likelihood of going to college, better attitudes toward school, increased social and emotional development, and improved self-esteem.
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