AIM (Alumni in Mentorship)

Mentorship Works

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Reaseach shows that supportive, healthy relationships formed between mentors and mentees can be both immediate and long term, and contribute to a host of benefits for all those involved.

Mentoring relationship have been proven to benefit youth in the following areas:

  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Lower high school dropout rates
  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
  • Better attitude about school
  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school
  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Improved interpersonal skills


AIM evaluations demonstrate some of those findings and mentor relationships also impact the life of AIM mentors in a positive way!

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Words from our Mentors and Mentees


“Thanks to Trails and my AIM mentor, I feel like I’m ahead of a lot of people. I’m more knowledgeable as I enter my future after high school.”

~Jonathan Cater, Trails Alumni and AIM Mentee

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Fatih Stanley Testimonial


“Mentorship has granted me the opportunity to share the lessons and experiences of life thus far.”

~Fatih Stanley, Trails Alumni (graduated 2001), AIM Mentor


“I have been blessed to learn from my mentee. I have learned that active listening and empathy can be more valuable in mentorship than trying to solve others’ problems.”

~ Nikée (AIM Mentor)

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