We at BestPrep are proud to work with our volunteers to impact students’ lives through our eMentors Program and celebrate this month with MENTOR (insert link). Mentoring has the ability to benefit young people’s lives in limitless ways. In particular, at risk youth who were mentored were 55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor, and are 78% more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities. The dedication and hard work our volunteers provide is truly helpful in making a difference for so many Minnesotan youth.
eMentors, the largest email mentoring program in Minnesota, is an eight week email mentoring opportunity through which volunteers from the business world are paired in 1 on 1 connections with high school students to help guide them and help develop skills they will need in future careers. Companies host a Meet and Greet halfway through the program, where students and mentors have the chance to get to know each other better, and students gain real world experience of what it is like inside a company.
Last year alone, eMentors was able to have an impact on 4,130 students across 87 schools. We had 57 companies participate with 3,218 volunteers, many of whom saw the value of eMentors and were able to mentor multiple times through the year. We would again like to extend our gratitude for all that you do!