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10 Benefits of Having a Mentor for Your Child

What if you could improve nearly every aspect of your child's life in one easy step?

There's good news! It's possible through mentoring.

According to, "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." The author goes on to list the following benefits:

  • Increased high school graduation rates

  • Lower high school dropout rates

  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices

  • Better attitude about school

  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations

  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school

  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers

  • Improved interpersonal skills

  • Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use (MENTOR, 2009; Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009)

If you're ready to take the next step in raising a healthier, happier, and more successful son or daughter, reach out to Equipping Teens and schedule a free consultation!