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Why Mentor?

The Benefits of Mentoring
A recent study the California Mentor Foundation found that …

  • 98% of the young people matched with mentors stayed in school
  • 85% of the youngsters who had a mentor did not use drugs
  • 98% of teens matched with mentors avoided pregnancy
  • 98% of the youngsters matched with mentors avoided gang participation

Become a Mentor
We are losing our future, one child at a time, which is why the CARES Mentoring Movement is crucial. These are the chilling facts…

National statistics

  • In some cities, only 18% of Black boys graduate from high school.
  • 57% of Black fourth graders are functionally illiterate.
  • 2.4 million Black children have a parent in prison.
  • HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death of young Black women.
  • Homicide is the leading cause of death of young Black men.
  • Every day more than 1,000 Black teenagers are arrested.

Behind all the harsh numbers are youngsters who are the real-world consequences of broken educational systems, broken homes, and broken communities. By working together, we can void these dire statistics.