The Kennedy Center of Louisiana (TKCL) acts as host to
volunteer community based mentoring initiatives in
Shreveport/Bossier, Louisiana. Our goals are to educate and empower
the children of the Caddo Parish Public School District by placing
them with mentors that offer support to the program participants.
Mentors build a structured and trusting relationship with their
mentees by offering guidance, support, encouragement, and academic
assistance. Through the TKCL mentoring relationship, We All Winn
mentors help young people develop into confident, competent, and
contributing members of society. In turn, volunteer-mentors
strengthen their dedication to the community and thoughtfully
enhance their lives.
- Improving self-esteem
- Keeping young people in school
- Helping improve academic skills
- Leading young people to resources they might not find on their own
- Providing support for new behaviors, attitudes and ambitions
- Increasing young people's ability to seek and keep jobs
- Enhancing parenting skills
- All stayed in school, and their average attendance improved.
- Grade point averages were almost half a unit higher.
- Seniors were almost three times more likely to go to college.
- More trusting of parents or guardians and less likely to lie to them.
- 73 percent said mentors helped them raise their goals and expectations.
- 87 percent went to college or planned to attend college within a year of graduation.
- 59 percent improved their grades.
- 87 percent said they felt some benefit from their mentoring relationship.