Mentoring Nigeria's mission is to create positive and supportive mentor relationships for youth primary and secondary school ages, as well as tertiary school ages through a structured site-based model.
Mentoring Nigeria believes that the presence of a caring adult in a young person's life increases self-esteem, strengthens relationships with peers and adults, improves academic performance and attendance, and helps combat school drop-out. Research increasingly indicates that children who succeed, despite often enormous personal, economic or social obstacles, do so because of caring, competent adults who believe in them. Mentoring outcomes are reciprocal: mentors attest to enhanced self image and self esteem, fulfilling expression of personal values and accrue cultural capital and a diverse perspective.
Mentoring Nigeria is a structured, site-based, mentoring organization and serves youth nationally and internationally.