Mentoring in Kentwood

Mentoring impacts students socially, emotionally and academically creating safer, healthier, more productive citizens of our society. Benefits youth derive from time spent with a caring, responsible person include:
•    Enhanced self-esteem;
•    Improved grades, school attendance, and attitude toward school;
•    46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs;
•    27% less likely to start drinking;
•    53% less likely to skip a day of school;
•    More trusting of their parents or guardians;
•    Better chances of going on to a higher education;
•    Committing fewer misdemeanors and felonies; and
•    Feeling they had better emotional support from their friends.

Mentoring opportunities are available at all grade levels and in all buildings.  For more information, you can contact any building principal.