Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lanterns Mentors Needed

Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) January 15, 2014 

"There are children in the local schools in crucial need of adult role models and friends to help them navigate the sometimes tough job of being a child in the world today. They are waiting for an adult to step forward to help them. January is National Mentoring Month. In recognition of the important role mentoring programs play in Connecticut towns, Governor Malloy released the following statement: 'Mentoring is a proven, effective strategy that helps young people by matching them with a caring, responsible adult who can provide guidance and help build confidence. Mentors encourage success, lift expectations and expand the universe of a child, serving as friends, role models, teachers and sources of stability and support. Mentoring strengthens Connecticut's economic and social well-being by helping young people fulfill their potential, maintain healthy families, and promote more vibrant communities. Many residents of Connecticut, supported by private and public sector organizations, are making a profound difference every day in the lives of our young people by serving as mentors.'" Read More

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