Thursday, January 19, 2012

UNITED WAY: January is National Mentoring Month

Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) January 14, 2012

"Most of us can reflect back upon our lives and point to an adult who played a critical part in shaping our future. They provided guidance and advice, shared their wisdom, spent time with us, and took a caring interest in our success. Unfortunately, the reality is that often times children simply do not have a positive role model.
According to the Connecticut Mentoring Partnership (CMP), part of the Governor’s Prevention Partnership, there are more than 190,000 children in Connecticut (or 25% of Connecticut youth) that have life situations that place them at risk for personal and academic failure. These situations include poverty, inadequate early childhood experiences and preparation for school, family drug use, violence, involvement in the criminal justice system, and lack of access to needed social and mental health services." Read More

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