Posted July 17, 2014 at 8:42pm
I wanted to share this Poll I came across from:
The Day America Told the Truth, James Patterson and Peter Kim, 1991
2/3 of Americans polled would agree to at least on of the following for $10,000,000
* 25% would abandon their entire family
* 25% would abandon their Church
* 23% would become prostitutes for a week or more
* 16% would leave their spouses
* 7% would kill a stranger
* 3% would put their children up for adoption
Posted June 27, 2014 at 7:14pm
MENTOR: a wise and faithful adviser or teacher, an entrusted friend, someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person. (dictionary)
“At its most basic level, mentoring helps because it guarantees a young person that there is someone who cares about them. A child is not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges.” (from mentor.org)
A child is NOT ALONE in dealing with day-to-day challenges!!! Wow, what a concept what a world of difference in a kids life it would be to not feel alone…. sad/depressed, angry/hurt, unsure of feelings, low self-esteem… When kids feel they are listened to, not talked at, not judged, loved/cared for and have that positive, adult, someone to turn to, someone who has lived a bit more life and been through their own challenges (as we all do)
… self-esteem rises, relationships are better, grades are better, overall health is better… He/she doesn’t feel alone.
Please consider becoming a mentor and making a difference in the life of a child today!!
Posted July 16, 2013 at 9:49pm
More and more, mentoring programs are being asked to serve young people who are considered “higher risk.” While mentoring has a strong research base generally, relatively little is known about mentoring programs’ capacities to serve and produce benefits for higher-risk youth. This report presents results from the first large-scale evaluation to examine how the levels and types of risk youth face may influence their mentoring relationships and the benefits they derive from mentoring programs. The study looked closely at the backgrounds of participating youth and their mentors, the mentoring relationships that formed, the program supports that were offered, and the benefits youth received — and assessed how these varied for youth with differing “profiles” of risk.
Read about the study here