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Download a Mentor Application
Send completed application and signed background check form to:
P.O. Box 82889
Lincoln, NE 68501-2889
Call 402/436-1990 with questions
It can change the life of a young person.
Youth who are mentored receive support and guidance from a caring adult and show measurable improvement in academic achievement, attendance and discipline referrals. Mentored youth are more likely to stay in school and graduate and show improvement in interpersonal relationships.
It is a rewarding life experience.
Ninety-six percent of volunteer mentors would recommend mentoring to others.
In a study conducted by Allstate Insurance Company in 2000, mentors were found to return to work happier, have increased morale, better satisfaction with their job, feel better about themselves, have a fresh perspective on their life, have improved values and beliefs, have an improved understanding of schools, and 100% of them agreed that small social programs can make a difference.
It is creating nationwide change.
Nearly 3 million adult volunteers are involved in formal one-on-one mentoring relationships with young people, an increase of 19% (500,000 mentors) since 2002. While a growing number of youth have mentors, an additional 14.6 million young people could benefit from having a mentoring relationship. This unmet need constitutes the "mentoring gap" that currently exists. This shows that while more people are mentoring, many more are needed.
One hour of your time can have a far reaching effect:
To see a list of the benefits to youth, adult volunteers, schools, and businesses/organizations, click here.
To read how mentoring impacts corporate America, click here.