Few high schools provide in-depth and individualized attention to preparing students for college. At exactly the point when students are most in need of a mentor, schools are understaffed and professional advice is scarce. An expert in the field of higher education can support the entire family through what could otherwise become an overwhelming transition.
This engagement develops naturally. On one level students are surprisingly mature – both intellectually and emotionally. On another level – many of them feel like frightened children.
Studies have been conducted lately showing that up to 40% of high school girls experience depression and up to 30% of high school boys experience high levels of anxiety. These feelings are below the surface and most teens don’t want to talk about it. Our mentoring relationship ensures a healthy and successful transition.