Youth Mentoring Action Network

A Critical Perspective : On Mentoring and Education

In 2012 San Bernardino County showed educational improvement in every area except college readiness. According the to Community Foundation’s report “only 24% of San Bernardino County seniors completed the necessary coursework to be eligible for a UC or CSU campus”, this is lower than the statewide average of 36%. Additionally, only 21% of Latinos and 19% of African Americans met the eligibility requirements for a UC or CSU. We all know that college readiness, college entrance and college completion make a difference for our local economy and most importantly our society.

Mentoring can positively impact these numbers. Mentoring is a trust-based learning partnership between two people with the express purpose of providing support, guidance and opportunity for the mentee. The Youth Mentoring Action Network has been mentoring youth and designing and implementing youth based mentoring programs since 2007 and we know mentoring works. We know it works because the data…

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