A mentor can have a profound impact on the life of a young person in many different ways. They provide support, guidance, inspiration and help them discover their potential to achieve their goals. Research shows that having a mentor can re-engage a young person with school, relationships and the community, increasing their chances of finishing high school and improving their overall wellbeing.
Recently, we invited some of Australia’s most successful CEOs and business leaders to share insight into their experience with the mentors in their lives in our Letters To My Mentor campaign.
Macquarie Group CEO Shemara Wikramanayake; prominent business leader David Gonski AC; Coca Cola Amatil Ltd Chairman; Ilana Atlas AO; Lionize CEO, Mikey Taylor and our own Founder & CEO Vicki Condon AC all penned powerful and insightful letters to the mentors in their lives. Each beautifully-written letter reflects the important benefits of Raise’s mentoring program for young people across Australia. Here are five key outcomes of youth mentoring: