Children with mentors have higher rates of high school graduation and are less likely to drop out of school . They find more self-confidence, self esteem, and are able to create big goals for themselves. Additionally, studies show that behavior , attitudes, and relationships improve when a child has a mentor.
The benefits of having a mentor include:
Being encouraged and empowered in personal development, being helped to identify and achieve career goals, and being held to identify and correct gaps in generic skills and knowledge
The knowledge, advice, and resources a mentor shares depends on the format and goals of a specific mentoring relationship. A mentor may share with a men-tee ( or protege ) information about his or her own career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling.