January is National Mentoring Month so we want to take time to remind you of the importance of the mentor/mentee relationship:
14% of Guilford County's high school students do not graduate on time
32% of NC high school students have drunk alcohol in the past 30 days
For every 1000 girls in Guilford County between ages 15-19, 30 are getting pregnant.
The most effective intervention for at-risk youth is to provide them with a caring, adult mentor. Young people who are mentored are more likely to:
Stay in school and graduate
Avoid substance abuse
Enroll in college Become community leaders
Thank you for your continued support of SHIELD!