Mentoring matters. Mentoring works.

Mentors help keep students in school.

Students who meet regular with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class.

Mentors improve a young person's self-esteem. 

Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking. About 40% of a teenager’s waking hours are spent without companionship or supervision. Mentors provide teens with a valuable place to spend free time. 

Mentors help young people set career goals and take steps to realize them.

Mentors introduce young people to professional resources and organizations they may not know; and they can help their mentees learn how to seek and keep jobs. 

Learn more about the value of mentoring.
* Outcomes provided by National Mentoring Partnership.


With a couple hours a week and a caring heart, you too can be mentor.  Right now, there are children in our community waiting for someone like you to listen, guide and share with them your life experience. The need is great and the time to be involved is now. 

If you operate a mentoring program, join Mentoring Matters!
Please click here to see all of the mentoring  agencies featured by United Way of Greater Greensboro!

United Way of Greater Greensboro's Mentoring Matters initiative seeks to increase the number of mentors and improve the effectiveness of mentoring programs in the Greater Greensboro area.


By establishing a "Hub for Excellence", mentoring programs in our community will work together to increase the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for youth. The Hub will also identify and encourage the use of common measures that are proven to be mentoring best practices.

If you operate a mentoring program and would like more information on how to join, please contact Traci McLemore at (336) 378-6616 or email


Make A Difference.
Be a Mentor and Become Part of Mentoring Matters. 



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