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How to Help During National Mentoring Month



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    January is National Mentoring Month! Here is what has to say about the importance of mentors in young people's lives:

    "Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people 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. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations.

    Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity. Yet one in three young people will grow up without this critical asset."

    There are many great organizations in the DMV dedicated to mentoring to help our local youth be their very best. We've listed some of them below. Check them out to find out how you can be a mentor or support their efforts in other ways. Working 4 The Community....Working 4 You.

    100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC

    100 Black Men of Prince George's County, Inc.

    Alliance of Concerned Men

    Asian American Youth /Leadership Empowerment and Development (AALEAD)

    Best Kids, Inc.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area

    Boys to Men of Greater Washington

    Capital Area REACH


    Community Youth Advance

    Family & Youth Initiative


    Horton's Kids

    Latin American Youth Center

    Life Pieces to Masterpieces

    Mentors, Inc.

    SOUL (Student-Athletes Organized to Understand Leadership)

    United Planning Organization

    Young Ladies of Tomorrow