Mentoring is incredibly important for young people. It’s more than just offering advice; it’s about being a reliable figure they can trust and look up to. This relationship helps young individuals develop life skills, boosts their confidence, and provides them with a sense of direction. Additionally, mentoring serves as a protective factor against substance use. By having someone to talk to and guide them, young people are less likely to turn to harmful substances as a means of coping with life’s challenges. Mentors provide the map and compass for young minds, demonstrating that the future is not merely a lottery of chance but a treasure of possibilities unlocked by choices and actions.
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.