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.