More Statistics on Mentoring

A study by Proctor and Gamble of mentoring in Cincinnati schools showed that young people with mentors were more likely to:

  • Stay in school
  • Attend classes
  • Be less disruptive when attending class
  • Get better grades
  • Go to college

A Ford Foundation study of high school students from families receiving public assistance found that those with mentors were more likely than those without mentors to:

  • Graduate from high school
  • Enroll in college
  • Have fewer children
  • Have fewer arrests
  • Live without public assistance
  • Become involved in community service
  • Be hopeful about their future

California Mentor Foundation surveyed 124 mentor programs with 36,251 mentors and 57,659 mentees. The survey showed that:

  • 98% stayed in school
  • 85% did not use drugs
  • 98% Deterred from teen pregnancy
  • 98% Did not join a gang
Mentoring is vitally needed and does work.  Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado pairs each of our scholars with a mentor to help our scholars reach their education and personal goals.  For more information on becoming a volunteer with Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado, please visit our website.