L.O.V.E. is unique because it maximizes the mentors and mentees proximity in age to facilitate association, comfort and trust. The mentee can more easily connect with the mentor and picture herself following in the mentor’s footsteps. The L.O.V.E. meetings provide a safe space for young Latinas to strengthen their skills and build self-confidence through positive reinforcement, consistency and understanding.
Mentees are given crucial academic support, including guidance for successful learning as well as a special focus on college readiness. L.O.V.E.’s teeming distribution of information regarding college and academics, its supporting encouragement of any pursuits helps young Latinas overcome, believe, and succeed.
Mentors receive the satisfaction in helping young Latinas achieve their educational and personal goals. The mentors inspire, motivate, and guide the mentees to strive for a successful future. Mentors also help raise levels of self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-confidence, thereby raising academic achievements and quality of life.