In an ever-changing and challenging world, it’s crucial for young people to have someone to look up to, learn from, and lean on. Yet, as many as 1 in 3 young people in Connecticut find themselves in need of a mentor but don’t have one. Mentoring isn’t just about guidance – it’s about connection, understanding, and kindling hope amid uncertainty. That’s the mission behind MentorMeCT, our mentee-referral platform. We’re striving to connect young people in Connecticut with the right mentoring programs, creating supportive bonds and inspirational ties that weave into the very fabric of their futures. Our ultimate dream? A world where every young person has a mentor they can count on, no matter what life throws their way.

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With MentorMeCT, it’s easy to refer a young person to a mentoring program. The portal is free to use, and mentoring programs are free of charge, so there is no financial burden on the young person’s family. All you need to do is fill out a simple form with some basic information about the young person and their needs, and MentorMeCT will take care of the rest.

By referring a young person to MentorMeCT, you can help improve their life. With the guidance and support of a positive role model, a young person can learn to navigate the challenges of the pandemic and build a brighter future. So, if you know a young person who could benefit from mentoring, don’t hesitate to refer them to MentorMeCT today.

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The benefits of mentoring for a young person are well-documented. Studies have shown that mentored youth have:

  • improved self-esteem and self-confidence
  • increased academic achievement and motivation
  • reduced risk of substance abuse
  • better decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • improved relationships with peers and adults
  • exposure to new experiences and opportunities
  • increased likelihood of success in school and career.

The Governor’s Prevention Partnership builds statewide capacity to prevent underage drinking and substance use and builds strategic alliances to promote the overall well-being of Connecticut’s future workforce.