Hillsborough County Public Schools and district offices will be closed Monday, March 18th through Friday, March 22nd for Spring Break. Regular hours will resume Monday, March 25th. Students return to school Tuesday, March 26th.
Every Kid Should Have an Adult to Turn to: Join the Movement, Become a Mentor
Mentoring allows adults and youth to talk about relationships in real life. Mentors are a critical component in young people’s lives, helping them make the decisions that ultimately lead to improved opportunities and connections, which has an impact in real life. Student's benefit from having a mentor in some of the the following ways:
Mentoring has an impact In Real Life.
Students who have mentors are more likely to stay in school.
Having a mentor empowers young people to make smart choices that put them on a path to making better life decisions.
Mentoring builds relationships that are as meaningful for the mentor as they are for the young person
A summary of findings from a national study on mentoring can be found below. Click here to read the full report.
55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor.
81% more likely to report participating regularly in sports or extracurricular activities.
More than twice as likely to say they held a leadership position in a club or sports team.
78% more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities.
Nearly nine in ten respondents who had a mentor said they are now interested in becoming mentors.