The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

A good mentor can help a young person navigate challenges, develop a talent, and gain confidence. Some mentors are also teachers, guides along the road to mastering an art or discipline, while others are trusted adults who listen and provide general support and guidance.

Increasingly, mentoring is being looked to as an important strategy for helping youth who are in need of more positive relationships. Youth involved in the criminal justice system or disconnected from school, children of incarcerated parents, children in foster care, and other young people at risk of not reaching their full potential are being connected to community-based mentoring programs.

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