1 in 3 young people will grow up without a mentor.
Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset.
MENTORING AT C4K
Not a tech expert? Not a problem! C4K mentors learn shoulder-to-shoulder with our youth members. Successful volunteers vary in age, background, interests, and skills. The best mentors are caring adults who are curious to learn and grow alongside local youth. Mentors may be UVA students, professionals, educators, designers, scientists, or retired people from our community. Learn more.