Mentoring

A Larger Look At Mentoring

Most of us know that being a teenager can be challenging and full of change. However, this challenge may be compounded by becoming a new parent. Not only does she now have to learn how to transition into adulthood, but she is also simultaneously thrust into adulthood with new responsibilities. This journey can be challenging, especially without positive role models. According to www.youth.gov, teenagers may experience great benefits from having a mentor; someone who will spend time with and get to know her as an individual as well as a mother. The following are only a few of the listed benefits:

  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Lower high school dropout rates
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations (what an exciting thing to be part of, as other studies have shown higher education leads to lower poverty!)

If you are interested in supporting teen mothers in this way, please reach out to aa.graceson@gmail.com. We will provide more information and run a background check to get you involved.