Monday, January 9, 2012

Who Encouraged You?

When you were a child or young adult, was there someone in your life who encouraged you, showed you the ropes and helped you become who you are today? That person was a mentor to you.

January is National Mentoring Month. National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us can work together to increase the number of mentors to assure brighter futures for our young people.

According to the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, children between the ages of 12 through 17 are within the developmental stage most able to best absorb and benefit from the skills of a mentor.

View our list of Festival of Children Foundation's member organizations that offer mentoring programs in your community.

Make your New Year's resolution to get involved and be a mentor!

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