Mentoring Research

TeamMates impacts the lives of the 1,200 actively matched mentors and mentees in Lincoln. Explore the data below to learn more!

TeamMates Mentee Impact

Yearly surveys show that TeamMates positively impacts TeamMates mentees. Not only is academic success improved, but TeamMates also strongly influences a mentee’s level of hope, engagement, and well-being.

Mentees surveyed during the 2022-2023 school year revealed:

  • 100% of Lincoln mentees feel they can trust their mentor
  • 98% of Lincoln mentees talk about their strengths and talents with their mentors
  • 96% of Lincoln mentees talk about graduating high school
  • 100% of Lincoln mentees feel that their mentors care for them
  • 95% of Lincoln mentees are hopeful about their future

Improved Academics, Behavior, and Attendance

Lincoln TeamMates also collects data yearly on a mentee’s academic performance, disciplinary referrals, and unexcused absences. While participating in TeamMates, students show greater academic success.

During the 2022-2023 school year:

  • 49% of Lincoln mentees had improved academic performance
  • 81% of Lincoln mentees had fewer disciplinary referrals
  • 42% of Lincoln mentees had fewer unexcused absences

TeamMates Mentor Impact

Remarkably, many mentors state that volunteering to mentor has had a profound impact on their lives.

Mentor impact during the 2022-2023 school year:

  • 81% of Lincoln mentors rated their relationship to be “excellent” or “very good”
  • 99% of Lincoln mentors leave their mentoring time in a better mood than when they arrived
  • 99% of Lincoln mentors feel more hopeful after their mentoring time
  • 97% of Lincoln mentors return to work/home more engaged

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