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January 11, 2016

WEEK 42 OF ACTION – BE A MENTOR

by PBUnitedWay

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” –Rita Pierson

For those who watched New Year’s come and go without settling on an annual resolution, we have one for you. Since January is National Mentoring Month, we suggest you resolve to become a mentor to a local boy or girl who could use the knowledge and wisdom you have acquired throughout the years.

Mentoring helps young people to understand that there is someone who cares about them, assures them that they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter.

1 in 3 young people will grow up without a mentor.  Research shows that young adults who were at risk for falling off track but had a mentor are:

  • 55% more likely to enroll in college
  • 78% more likely to volunteer regularly
  • 90% are interested in becoming a mentor and
  • 130% more likely to hold leadership positions.

Take Stock in Children has a wonderful Mentor Program and incredible results – 2,000,000 mentor volunteer hours and over 8,200 mentors in their program.  Click here to see how you can get involved.

Milagro Center  also has a mentoring program called Mentoring Miracles.  This program provides site-based mentoring for students enrolled in the STARS program and connects children with positive adult role models.  Click here to see how you can get involved in Mentoring Miracles.

It’s Monday – Let’s BE A MENTOR!

Please share with us how you made your week count.  No, it doesn’t need to take place on Monday, Monday just gets us excited about what the week has to offer, what we (ourselves) have to offer.

  1. Follow us on: icons
  2. Look for the weekly theme on all of our social media throughout the day on Mondays
  3. Photograph, video, post, tweet about your experience
  4. Remember to tag @PBUnitedWay and use the weekly hashtags

We have an AWESOME community, let’s embrace it, make an impact – SO HELLO MONDAY, LET’S DO THIS!

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