The San Antonio Mentoring Collaborative brings recognized mentoring agencies together with a focus on the faith community to address school dropouts through mentoring, volunteering and incorporating the Developmental Asset approach.
The goal for the San Antonio Mentoring Collaborative is to increase the number of mentors from the San Antonio faith community to assist the children served by locally recognized mentoring organizations.
Mentoring has been found as one of the most effective strategies in preventing young people from dropping out of school. When adults support youth through mentoring, local communities also benefit. Mentoring helps children feel connected to their school and helps build other internal and external assets that are key elements in preventing school drop outs.