A NOCX Mentor is a caring adult who supports a young person through a guided relationship that will foster the resilience needed for the young person to achieve success as he/she navigates through adolescence.
A NOCX Mentor participates in training to learn essential skills and processes to help the youth build self-esteem, help become a stronger leader, and help set and achieve goals. NOCX Mentors understand they are to support the youth, not parent, judge, or control their life.
Mentoring works as proven by the national evaluation of Big Brothers Big Sisters by Public Private Ventures. After an 18 month period, the study showed that compared to the control group, those youth who had a mentor skipped fewer days of school, were less physically aggressive, had more positive relationships, and had higher grades.