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The number of Issaquah School District students supported by mentors since program inception in 2004: 1,500+
The number of students in grades K-12, from 26 schools in the Issaquah School District who had mentors during the 2018-2019 school year (pre-pandemic): 448.
For Mentees: Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity.
For VOICE Mentors: Mentoring provides an empowering opportunity to give back to the community, build leadership and communication skills, and connect with like-minded people who are invested in supporting youth.
Students We Supported in 2018-2019
• Low Income: 167
• Students of Color: 214
• Experiencing Homelessness: 15
• In Foster Care: 3
• Immigrant: 44
• 504: 72
"Mentoring promotes positive social attitudes and relationships. Mentored youth tend to trust their parents more and communicate better with them (plus) mentored youth maintain better attitudes toward school." ~ The Role of Risk, 2013