For the past several years, studies on the effectiveness of youth mentoring programs have suggested that youth with a long-term, consistent, caring adult mentor can experience myriad positive developmental and academic outcomes.
PCL’s goal in the mentoring program area is to connect children and youth with caring adult role models that support their well being. Drawing on community recommendations, local data and research, PCL adopted one programmatic strategy to work toward this goal: Support youth’s academic success and positive development.
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