According to mentoring.com 1 out of 3 young people will grow up without a mentor. They also say "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.
Most children who are not getting mentoring are from single parent homes. It is a well established fact that children raised in single-parent households are more likely to drop out of school, to have or cause a teen pregnancy and to experience a divorce in adulthood. They are more likely to experiment or get addicted to drugs and/or commit crimes ending up in jail or prison. Children from violent home environments are more likely to commit violence in their relationships, commit acts of sexual violence, and/or commit violent crimes.
Inner city youths join gangs because the allure of money, sex, drugs, and power. The gang provides something missing from the home life like acceptance, a since of belonging like in a family. So they become another statistic of hopelessness, un-fulfilled dreams, un-fulfilled potential, and depression.
In the state of Wisconsin in 2016 there are approximately 388,000 children living in a single-parent environment. that is 32% of all the children of Wisconsin. (Kids Count)
This is a possibility of 388,000 children growing up living sub par lives or worse. This also can be an opportunity to invade and elevate a young persons live by being a mentor and giving them a live of hope and possibilities.
Mentoring is an important process to have for children who live in a single-parent home especially a single-parent home without a father or father figure. Good men with good character and integrity, men of faith who believe in God need to step up and be a mentor to a young person who needs a mentor in their life. To guide them and teach them in the way of the Lord and in life. To help them overcome any father wound they may have them become all they can be.
Being a mentor can change the path of these young people lives.
If you would like to mentor a child please go here and read about what it takes to be a mentor then fill out the required information.
**Disclaimer: we are not affiliated with mentor.com, nor are we involved in any of their processes. They are a provider of mentors to young people and have over 25 years of mentoring experience. If you have questions about mentoring you may contact them. We will help the best we can to answer any questions.