According to the National Mentoring Partnership, one in three students grow up without mentors. At-risk youth who had a mentor were:
- 52 percent less likely than their peers to skip a day of school
- 55 percent more likely to enroll in college
- 46 percent less likely to start using drugs
- 81 percent more likely to report participating regularly in sports or extracurricular activities
- 78 percent more likely to volunteer regularly
- 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions in a club or sports team
Cy-Fair ISD’s mentorship program encourages students to finish school and work toward future goals. More than 700 volunteers from local businesses, faith-based organizations, nonprofits and the community meet one-on-one with students of all ages for about 30 minutes each week.
To volunteer, mentors must be at least 18 years old, attend a training session, complete an application and consent to a background check.
For more information, contact Leslie Francis at 281-894-3950 or visit www.cfisd.net/en/community-involvement/community-engagement/mentor.