Time and attention can make all the difference in a student’s success.
It’s been proven time and time again that mentoring works. Mentors become a much-needed source of motivation and accountability students might be lacking at home, and help them reach what may seem to be a distant, unfamiliar goal in their family history – achieving a college education. HEF mentors are paired with students, giving students someone to rely on who has the commitment to help them reach their full potential. Mentors make a positive impact on students’ lives, and ultimately upon our community as a whole.
Sometimes, all a student really needs to succeed is someone to believe in them. Someone who cares enough to share their knowledge and their time. When they do, the returns are incredible. That’s been proven time and time again by Take Stock in Children. HEF pairs mentors with low-income 6th through 10th graders so these students get the support, motivation and accountability they need to escape the cycle of poverty, graduate high school, and attend college on a full scholarship. In 2013, 100 percent of our Take Stock in Children mentoring program participants graduated from high school, with several graduating at or near the top of their class.