DID YOU KNOW?

  • Brockton’s high school suspension rate is nearly 3 times the state average.
  • Brockton’s high school dropout rate is twice the state average.
  • Brockton’s juvenile arraignment and youth probation rates are triple the state average.
  • Over two-thirds of Brockton’s youth have both or their only parent in the workforce, so they have no adult present for many hours.
  • Brockton’s high school drop-out rate is more than twice the state average; but kids with a mentor are less likely to drop out of school?
  • There are more Children living in Brockton without either mother or father than there are children living with both parents.
  • Brockton’s juvenile arraignment and youth probation rates are triple the state average
  • Brockton’s middle school test scores are less than the state average
  • One out of every three young people, don’t have a trusted adult who they believe they can turn to for advice and guidance outside of their family at home

OUR CHRISTIAN RESPONSE

Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.

Psalm 68:5
Father to the fatherless, defender of widows— this is God, whose dwelling is holy

Psalm 145:4
Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.

2 Timothy 2:2
You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.

1 Thessalonians 2:8
We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.

Proverbs 13:20
Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.

Acts 8:30-31
Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The man replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him.

Benefits

  • Kids with mentors get better grades.
  • Kids with mentors have improved self esteem
  • Kids with mentors have better attitudes towards school
  • Kids with mentors have a better chance of going to college
  • Kids with mentors are less likely to use alcohol or drugs

Mentoring is a basic foundation of life

One generation passes on knowledge, skills and values to their offspring and apprentices