In Africa, almost every child will grow without a mentor. Research has shown that positive mentoring relationships have a very strong positive effect on young people in a variety of academic, personal and professional situations. AG connects young girls to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Unfortunately, almost every child in Africa, especially the girl child will grow up without this opportunity. The supportive, healthy relationships formed between mentors and mentees are both immediate and long-term and contribute to a host of benefits for mentors and mentees:
- Increase school graduation rates
- Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
- Better attitude about school
- Higher aspirations
- Enhance self-esteem and self-confidence
- Improve interpersonal skills
Education: According to a study by Big Brother Big Sister, students who receive mentorship guidance are less likely to skip school and classes. The mentoring effect (2015), states that young adults who face an opportunity gap are more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor.
Career: A 2015 study, Mentoring: At the crossroads of education, business and community estimates that the human potential lost as a result of the educational achievement gap is the economic equivalent of a permanent recession. The article also states that by preparing young people for college and careers, mentoring helps develops the future workplace talent pipeline.
Girls in our program are matched with a selected mentor based on their needs. Become a mentor and help a girl realize these host of benefits.
Apply Here to become a mentor.