Monday, January 31, 2011

Let's Get Real About Mentoring

The Huffington Post, January 27, 2011

"It's the end of National Mentoring Month and there are 15 million kids on waiting lists across the United States who hope to have a mentor. This posting, however, is not the perhaps anticipated plea that you consider these numbers of desolate, waiting youth and finally take up the banner to become a mentor yourself (although you might want to!)
It is, to the contrary, a plea for a fundamental change in the American mentoring model. Certainly it should be clear by now that in a nation of increasing 'parentlessness' we are NEVER going to have enough adult mentors to provide all these youth with the positive attention and support they need so badly by adhering the one-on-one, adult-mentor to youth-mentee model." Read More

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