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Mentors make a difference

MENTORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE President Obama has designated January as National Mentoring Month. Now is the perfect time to find a mentor and/or set a goal to mentor someone else this year. MENTORING YOUTH A famous study of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentor program showed dramatic changes in youth just 18 months after entering the program. YOUTH WITH MENTORS ARE LESS LIKELY TO... 46% 27% 52% 32% 37% Begin using illegal drugs Begin using alcohol Skip school Hit Lie to someone parent MENTORING IN BUSINESS Research on mentoring in the workplace shows significant positive impact in four major areas of business: 2 RETENTION PRODUCTIVITY Companies who reported that Productivity increase for managers when mentored 77% mentoring increased retention 88% Employee turnover reduction 20% with mentoring Productivity increase for 24% managers when training alone Employees who do not receive 35% regular mentoring look for Mentoring participants say the experience motivates them to do their very best 95% another job within 12 months PROMOTION DEVELOPMENT Executives say mentoring plays a key role in their careers College and grad students list 60% mentoring as a job criterion 75% CFOS say the top benefit of 35% mentor is having a confidant Women of color who had a 70% mentor received a promotion Workers with mentors earn $5K-$22K more annually than those who do not The more mentors a woman has, the faster she moves up the corporate ladder WHO VOLUNTEERS THE MOST? In 2010, the average national volunteer rate was 26.5%. Which states are the most giving?3 TOP VOLUNTEERS 1. Utah 2. Iowa 3. Minnesota 44.5% 37.9% 37.9% #1 4. Nebraska 5. South Dakota 37.4% 37.2% NON-VOLUNTEERS 46. Louisiana 21.9% 47. Arkansas 21.4% 48. Florida 21.3% 49. Nevada 20.9% 50. New York 20.0% A FEW FINAL MENTORING TIDBITS... Provided by the Corporation for National & Community Service. 65.4M 1 in 6 adult volunteers participates as a mentor (18% or 11.5 million) Those with any college education volunteer 2x The number of adult volunteers in the U.S. as much as dropouts. RELIGION 43% 20-24 OTHER 26% Men and women are The age group that is most likely to volunteer as a mentor. (25% likely) Most mentors come equally likely to volunteer as mentors. from either a religious organization or a school. Created by: 1. Pew Public/Private Ventures Impact Study 1995 2. Benefits of Mentoring 2007 by Triple Creek Mentoring Software ( 3. Volunteer rates by state 2010 ( 4. Volunteering in America 2007 and Volunteers Mentoring Youth 2006 ( Cc 090 This work is under a Creative Commons License BY NC ND SOURCES

Mentors make a difference

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