In Their Own Words

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
May 1st, 2014
Posted In: Mentoring Stories, The Mentoring Effect

America’s Promise Alliance recently released a groundbreaking study called Don’t Call Them Dropouts”,which takes an in depth look at the stories of youth who left high school before graduating.  In this powerful video, young people like Nico talk about the clusters of factors that led them off the path onhealthy proscar toward high school graduation and the critical supports they were missing in their lives at the time.

“What youth really need is that main person they can actually talk to…to be comfortable and open up to and let that one person know about their life.”     -Nico, 21

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