Thursday, February 5, 2015

AHM Lanterns Mentoring Program Celebrates 15 Years

The Hartford Courant, February 3, 2015

"This year, the AHM Lanterns Mentoring Program celebrates 15 years. In 2000, Andover Elementary School was the first to sign on. Andover served as the model to help launch the program, which today is in the Hebron, Marlborough and RHAM schools. More than 200 participants have been part of Lanterns since 2000, according to an AHM press release.

According to the National Office of Juvenile Justice, mentor programs have been shown to improve youth's self-esteem, behavior, and academic performance. Children who enroll in mentoring programs are less likely to use drugs and more likely to complete their education and have a more productive life." Read More.

Visit our Resource Center here to learn more about mentoring programs in Connecticut.

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