Quality mentoring can have a significant impact on improving school attendance and student success. Recognizing this, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, has released a promotional toolkit with mentoring and attendance specific social media messages. Download the toolkit here.
MENTOR’s The Mentoring Effect report shows that mentoring has a significant impact on attendance and academic achievement. The report demonstrates that:
- Quality mentoring is proven to increase attendance by reducing the likelihood of students skipping class.
- Students who faced many challenges to graduation, including attendance, but who had a mentor were more likely to aspire to go to college, participate in sports and activities, and volunteer in their communities.
- Mentors can help foster and encourage a positive academic future by stressing the importance of attendance.
“Chronic absenteeism offers that warning sign of disconnection and calls us to intervene with mentoring and consistent adults who can partner with school and home to provide the support, guidance, and encouragement proven to drive greater attendance and help get kids back on track. We are proud to be an Attendance Awareness Month Convening Partner and look forward to amplifying this critical message during Mentoring In Real Life Week this September,” says David Shapiro, MENTOR CEO and President.
Throughout the month, and especially during the Mentoring In Real Life Attendance Week September 19-25, MENTOR is inviting mentoring programs, youth serving organizations, schools and all campaign partners to help amplify this message on social media. Remember to include #schooleveryday and #MentorIRL in every post!
The toolkit provides sample messages such as:
- Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin posts
- Digital images
And don’t forget to join us for the Mentoring In Real Life Attendance Week Twitter chat on Wednesday, September 21 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT!