Gatekeepers of Destiny is committed to offering each student that is fully funded a tutor as needed for their academic success as well as a mentor to help them plan for the future as well as stay the course to help them achieve their goals. After graduation, we will continue to offer mentoring to help assist in their future endeavors. We recognize that all students will not continue their education and hope to help guide them through the transition of student to adult and help them become productive adults in whatever route they may choose to pursue.
We've included the following research to show why we feel this is important and why we are committed to our students beyond graduation.
According to students that have the opportunity to research and statistics, students that meet with a mentor on a regular basis perform much better than students that do not. The following information is from the National Association of Mentors.
Young Adults Who Were At-Risk For Falling Off Track But Had a Mentor Are:
55% more likely to enroll in college 78% more likely to volunteer regularly 90% are interested in becoming a mentor
130% more likely to hold leadership positions.
Earlier research pertaining to education shows:
High levels of absenteeism (from Kennelly & Monrad, 2007)
Recurring behavior problems (Thurlow, Sinclair & Johnson, 2002)
Effects on Daily Life:
By being a consistent adult presence in a young person’s life, mentors can offer advice, share life their experiences, and help a young person navigate challenges.
Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are:
Young adults who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are:
A study showed that the strongest benefit from mentoring, and most consistent across risk groups, was a reduction in depressive symptoms — particularly noteworthy given that almost one in four youth reported worrisome levels of these symptoms at baseline. (The Role of Risk, 2013)
Mentoring promotes positive social attitudes and relationships. Mentored youth tend to trust their parents more and communicate better with them. (The Role of Risk, 2013)
Effects on Career Aspirations:
One study estimates that the human potential lost as a result of the educational achievement gap is the economic equivalent of a permanent national recession. (Mentoring: At the crossroads of education, business and community, 2015)
By preparing young people for college and careers, mentoring helps develop the future workplace talent pipeline. (Mentoring: At the crossroads of education, business and community, 2015)
Mentors can also prepare their students for professional careers and assist with their workplace skills by:
The number of ways mentoring can help a young person are as varied as the people involved in each program. While the lists and statistics can be impressive, personal stories can be even more impressive. Take a look at some mentoring success stories to see the impact of mentoring in real life.