Mentoring can help youth as they go through challenging life transitions, including dealing with stressful changes at home or transitioning to adulthood. A close, healthy, supportive relationship between mentors and mentees that last for significant portion of time (i.e, more than a year) are central to success.

Benefits for youth:
 Increased High School graduation rates
 Lower High School dropouts rates
 Healthier relationships and Lifestyle choices
 Better attitude about school
 Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
 Enhanced self-esteem and self confidence
 Improved interpersonal skills
 Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use
 Stronger relationships with parents, teachers and peers