Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mentoring makes a difference in girls' lives

The Republican, (Holyoke, MA) February 1, 2011

"Mentoring a youth is a gift that comes with unexpected rewards for both the mentor and the mentee.
According to a national poll taken in 2005 by Mentor, nearly 3 million adults in America are involved in a one-to-one mentoring relationship with a youth. Research shows that youth involved in a caring relationship with an adult mentor experience a multitude of benefits.
From improved academic performance to increased self-worth, the mentoring relationship helps lay a foundation for success in the mentee's journey through life.
Girls, Inc., of Holyoke is an organization in the Pioneer Valley that is helping foster this life altering experience for adolescent girls.
Through its Match program, Jasmine Johnson and Kerri Sheppard were granted the gift of a mentoring relationship. Jasmine, a sophomore at Westfield Vocational-Technical High School, discovered the Girls, Inc. organization while watching television." Read More

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