Youth don’t know how to find services — especially mentorship — online. We have a solution.
Why It Matters
Young people who are mentored are 53 percent more likely to report good mental health, and more than twice as likely to report a strong sense of belonging in their community. But a majority of young people surveyed by MENTOR Canada said they didn’t know how to find a mentor online.
This story is in partnership with MENTOR Canada.
Young people can find almost anything they need online — except mentorship.
That’s what youth participants interviewed for our 2020 Mapping the Mentoring Gap research initiative told us.
“I think there is a big need for a portal that people can access to find a mentor, because I feel it’s very hard to find a mentor nowadays. So, I think it’s important to have a system or like a central hub where people can go so that they can find their needs and stuff,” one young person said. “One big problem for programs is a lack of visibility. It took me days to find [a mentoring] program and it was almost hidden on some website,” said another.
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