Friday, January 13, 2012

MENTOR offers quick, easy ways to get involved in National Mentoring Month

America's Promise Alliance, January 12, 2012

"The beginning of the New Year marks an important time in the world of youth development — the start of National Mentoring Month. Since 2002, when the occasion was first marked by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Harvard School of Public Health, every January has been recognized as a time to celebrate the adults in children’s lives who help guide them into adolescence and beyond. The mark these supporters place on America’s youth is invaluable, as evidenced by higher rates of school attendance, lower rates of drinking and drug abuse, and a stronger likelihood to go on to higher education among children who meet frequently with a mentor." Read More

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