Why Mentoring Matters


Youth today are bombarded with information from a variety of sources, some are of good quality, but a lot of information on the internet can lead young people astray or confuse them with inaccurate information.

Here are a few reasons why Mentoring Matters:

  • Mentoring helps prevent harmful habits. Youth with a mentor are 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking than other people their age.

  • Mentoring has social benefits. If they have a mentor, students facing an opportunity gap are 81% more likely to participate regularly in sports or other extracurricular activities.

  • Mentoring is good for mental health. Mentoring has been shown to reduce the symptoms of depression.

  • Mentoring has interpersonal benefits. Mentoring promotes positive attitudes toward other people in society. It helps reduce antisocial (delinquent) behavior. Also, mentored youth tend to have better relationships with their parents, and communicate better with them.

  • Mentoring Develops leadership – Youth who had a mentor are 130% more likely to hold leadership positions.

  • Mentoring is Inspirational – Mentorship inspires youth to want to help others as well. 90% of youth who had a mentor are interested in becoming a mentor themselves.


To learn more about mentoring at EAS, contact us at flightplan@exciteallstars.org or give us a call at 504-218-2607.

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