One in three young people grow up without a mentor to offer real-life guidance. This affects approximately 16 million kids in America (and this includes nine million at-risk youth). We know kids with quality mentors are more likely to experience increased school attendance and academic achievement, demonstrate responsible decision-making, and develop skills to better navigate relationships at school and at home. At-risk youth with a mentor make better choices:
- 52% are less likely than their peers to skip a day of school
- 55% are more likely to be enrolled in college
- 46% are less likely than their peers to start using drugs
And when mentored, those same at-risk youth give back to their communities:
- 81% are more likely to participate regularly in extracurricular or sports activities
- 78% are more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities
- 90% are interested in becoming mentors themselves
Liberty Public Schools Volunteer Program Update
The name for Liberty's volunteer program is Youth Mentors.
If you have questions about the program or have any suggestions, please contact email@example.com or call at 816-736-5320.
Programs & Services for Liberty Public Schools
Liberty Public Schools Social Workers have a number of programs available to Liberty students. To find out more, click here.