Monday, January 3, 2011

President Obama Proclaims January 2011 As National Mentoring Month

Harlem World (Harlem, NY) January 3, 2011

"This month marks the 10th anniversary of National Mentoring Month, an annual media campaign designed to recruit volunteer mentors for young people. Although research has shown that mentoring plays a significant role in reducing risky behaviors, there remains a gap between the number of mentors and the number of young people who need a mentor. This gap is even more significant in the African American community, as organizations struggle to recruit black male mentors for young black boys.
In observance of National Mentoring Month, we will highlight those working behind the scenes to narrow this gap, and those who work in the field of mentoring throughout the month." Read More

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