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Mentoring Can Help Improve One's View
The Boston Globe
, April 26, 2014

Ignite Youth Mentoring Gets Positive Reviews
Tri-City Hera
ld, Washington, January 14, 2014

Mentor One, Change Two
The Post-Journal, New York
, January 10, 2014

New Haven Mentors Work to Save Lives
New Haven Register, November 27, 2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Discusses Gun Violence Prevention
Chicago Tribune, April 8, 2013

 


Mentoring Can Help Improve One's View
The Boston Globe
, April 26, 2014

"The 30-year-old [Andrew] Angus...received a call from his 19-year-old mentee, David Lovett, a former Dorchester High basketball player who was encouraged by Angus to avoid negative influences by replacing his hoop dreams with book dreams. Lovett...was asked to speak at the YMCA of Greater Boston’s Dream Big Party...He talked about not only Angus’s guidance but how he has served as a mentor himself to kids whose sole goal is to become the next LeBron James or Rajon Rondo. There is no Plan B. Lovett didn’t have Plan B either, until he met Angus...Angus said he saw himself in Lovett, an affable kid who perhaps put too much emphasis on basketball during high school. When the scholarship offers didn’t pour in...he had no other options...The two played hoops at the YMCA and Angus took an interest in Lovett’s path...He asked Lovett if he had any idea of how to prepare for adulthood. He didn’t...Most of Lovett’s growth occurred in his long-term goals. He is no longer limited by his neighborhood or environment."

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Ignite Youth Mentoring Gets Positive Reviews
Tri-City Hera
ld, Washington, January 14, 2014

"Israel Alonzo and Abner Solano act like siblings, their conversations filled with plenty of good-natured teasing. They feel like siblings, too...Israel, 16...and Solano, 33, were matched about a year ago through Ignite Youth Mentoring, a Richland-based nonprofit that pairs local youths with adult mentors...The teen spoke...during an event organized by Ignite Youth Mentoring to promote National Mentoring Month and highlight the local need for more mentors. Ignite began its work in 2008 and launched as a nonprofit in 2011."

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Mentor One, Change Two
The Post-Journal, New York
, January 10, 2014

"January is National Mentoring Month, and this celebration, held each January, provides an opportunity to celebrate and honor the importance of quality mentoring programs and the role that current mentors fill while also recruiting new supporters and volunteers. President Barack Obama has annually recognized January as National Mentoring Month...Mentors, backed by a quality, mentoring program, play a powerful role by promoting healthy relationships, reducing negative behavior, helping students set goals and preparing for life after graduation...In fact, many mentors say that they are surprised and grateful for the experience because it is more rewarding than they imagined."

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New Haven Mentors Work to Save Lives
New Haven Register, November 27, 2013

"The Supreme Court has increasingly taken neurological research into account on juvenile justice issues...Eleven states...have passed laws that keep most young offenders out of adult jails and prisons. Eight states...passed laws that alter mandatory minimum sentencing for young offenders charged as adults. Four...have broadened the powers of their juvenile courts, enabling them to take cases of juveniles who would have automatically been tried as adults. And 12 states...have adjusted the laws governing the transfer of young offenders into the adult system in ways that make it more likely that they will be tried as juveniles."

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Discusses Gun Violence Prevention
Chicago Tribune, April 8, 2013

"Mayor Rahm Emanuel...told more than 1,000 people that good parenting and aggressive policing are key to solving Chicago's gun violence problems. At the annual conference for the Council on Foundations, a nonprofit association of more than 1,700 foundations, Emanuel said police officers will be saturating high-crime areas of Chicago, and the city will help expand a mentoring program for young minority men...Emanuel was joined on a three-person panel by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who spoke about the societal and cultural challenges facing their cities. They said they have focused on illegal guns and partnering with foundations and community resources to curb the culture of violence. The mayors also called gun violence a national problem.'"

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