Quick hits from the Mentoring Effect report -- Research shows that youth who were at-risk of dropping out, with absenteeism being a risk factor, who had an adult mentor growing up experienced a host of positive outcomes related to academics including that they were:
-55 percent more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not.
-81 percent more likely to report participating regularly in sports or extracurricular activities.
-More than twice as likely to say they held a leadership position in a club or sports team.
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The Grad Nation goal is two pronged: to achieve a 90 percent graduation rate nationwide by 2020, with no high school graduating less than 80 percent of its students; and regaining America’s standing as first in the world in college completion.
Together, we can help millions of young people achieve their full potential.