WWE is proud to support Mentoring USA in their efforts to create positive and supportive mentor relationships for youths ages 7 to 21, especially during January’s National Mentoring Month.
Mentoring USA believes the presence of a caring adult in a young person’s life increases self-esteem, strengthens relationships with peers and adults, improves academic performance and attendance, and helps to combat dropping-out of school. Research indicates that children who succeed — despite often enormous personal, economic or social obstacles — do so because of caring, competent adults who believe in them. Mentoring outcomes are reciprocal: Mentors attest to enhanced self-image and self-esteem, fulfilling expression of personal values and accruing cultural capital and a diverse perspective.
Mentoring USA is a structured, site-based, mentoring organization that began as the first state-sponsored, school-based, one-on-one mentoring program in the country in 1987. The program founded by former First Lady of the State of New York Matilda Raffa Cuomo, became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1995, and has provided mentors for more than 5,000 children since its inception and serves youth nationally and internationally.
For more information on Mentoring USA, visit MentoringUSA.org.