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MYCL: Youth development & higher education = Community development

Mentoring programs do pay off!

Youth development is community development. Mentoring strenghtens youth and community - the benefits are real.

That is the conclusion of new studies from Wilder Research and the University of Minnesota. State taxpayers can expect a $2.72 return on every dollar spent on effective mentoring programs and $4.89 on every dollar spent on community-based youth intervention programs. Read more about the research!

These are concrete examples of the benefits of youth mentoring and community engagement in youth learning.

MYCL community programs have shown that academic performance improves and so does youth attitudes about learning and school. Mentoring. It is a good investment!

Mark Mahon, MA
MYCL Community Relations Coordinator

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