Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) January 25, 2013
"As a third grader, Ray had trouble with school and maintaining self-control in class. He joined the Plainville School Based Mentoring Program and met his mentor, Maryann. Ray and Maryann met once a week doing things like working on homework or talking about their day. Through those meetings, Ray was able to improve his grades and behavior in class. Now a high school graduate, Ray laughs when remembering his third grade self. He's grateful that Maryann took the time each week to give him the guidance he needed to become a successful young man.
National Mentoring Month is an annual campaign to recruit mentors and celebrate mentoring and the evidence-based, positive effect it can have on young lives. The goal of The Governor's Prevention Partnership, on behalf of 150 mentoring programs throughout the state, is to recruit more mentors to serve children, like Ray, who could benefit from extra support in their schools and communities." Read More