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Mentoring Month Swells Into "a Movement"
USA Today, January 25, 2004

Guiding Lights: Mentors Are There For Kids Who Need Reliable Adults in Their Lives
Sacramento Bee, January 15, 2004

Mentors May Not Even Know Who They Are
Star Tribune (Twin Cities), January 14, 2004

Mentoring: Importance of Reaching Out To Help Young People
Houston Chronicle, January 13, 2004

Mentoring Experience Can Be a Lesson To All
The Dallas Morning News, January 10, 2004

A Passion For Helping Youth
Baltimore Sun, January 3, 2004

Looking For a Few Good Mentors
Atchison Daily Globe (Kansas), January 7, 2004

National Mentoring Month Features Events, a Plea For Help
ThisWeek (Columbus, Ohio), January 1, 2004


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Mentoring Swells Into "a Movement"
USA Today, January 25, 2004

"'Mentoring is finally a movement,' says Susan Weinberger of the Mentor Consulting Group...[Weinberger] says government support for mentoring programs is at an all-time high, and programs themselves have improved, creating better screening processes and better organization of their national efforts. Volunteers are stepping forward in record numbers; the number of one-to-one matches for Big Brothers Big Sisters has climbed from 110,000 in 1999 to 210,000 in 2003."

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Guiding Lights: Mentors Are There For Kids Who Need Reliable Adults in Their Lives
Sacramento Bee, January 15, 2004

"The Lunch Buddies mentoring program has made a tangible difference at Parkway Elementary, according to Deborah Franklin. The school serves students from the troubled Franklin Villa neighborhood, and many of them deal with poverty, violence and neglect, she said. 'There are a lot of social and emotional issues in their lives that prevent them from learning,' Franklin said. 'But just having somebody in these kids' lives that thinks they are special enough to take time out of their day to spend it with them—it inspires them.'"

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Mentors May Not Even Know Who They Are
Star Tribune (Twin Cities), January 14, 2004

"Never too far beneath the surface lies the memory of a passing comment, a chance remark that someone made that felt like a bolt of lightning. Many of us have had such a moment, whether it happened in elementary school—or yesterday. Sometimes, those few words led to a continuing conversation; other times, the words stood unembellished. But in all cases, the exchange changed our perspective on ourselves and what was possible."

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Mentoring: Importance of Reaching Out To Help Young People
Houston Chronicle, January 13, 2004

"A recent national survey of 1,000 Americans found that more than half of those interviewed believed volunteering their time to a charitable cause was more important than giving money. Personal involvement in helping others, rather than personal checks, was the majority's clear choice. There are countless needy areas for volunteer work, of course, but there is none greater, nor more personal and more rewarding than serving as a mentor for young people."

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Mentoring Experience Can Be a Lesson To All
The Dallas Morning News, January 10, 2004

"Mentor Works. Michael L. Davis, managing director of institutional investors in the Dallas office of J.P. Morgan Fleming, can tell you that from experience. He mentors Franklin D. Roosevelt High School senior Calvin Phifer through the Dallas Independent School District's Youth Mentoring Program."

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A Passion For Helping Youth
Baltimore Sun, January 3, 2004

"[David] Miller...is co-founder of the Urban Leadership Institute, a consulting firm that designs programs for children and families. He was once director of Youth Links, a Johns Hopkins University-sponsored program that develops nontraditional approaches to stopping youth violence. A former Baltimore public school teacher...Miller has spent his adult life working with children. Trying to save youths, particularly black youths, has become his passion."

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Looking For a Few Good Mentors
Atchison Daily Globe (Kansas), January 7, 2004

"Isaac met Mr. Adam through the "You Have a Friend" mentoring program, started four years ago by The Guidance Center. Isaac's mother...called the center to ask if there were any programs that could help her two sons have a more permanent male role model...Isaac and Mr. Adam began spending time together about two years ago. Since then, they have gone camping, flying, to the movies, played games at the YMCA, planted trees and even ice skating."

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National Mentoring Month Features Events, a Plea For Help
ThisWeek (Columbus, Ohio), January 1, 2004

"Southwood Elementary School, a Columbus Public School on the South Side, is probably the biggest "client" among Matthew Wood's school-based mentoring programs. And yet, even though the school has about 300 students, only 15 of them have mentors. 'That's what I keep hearing from the school—we need more,' said Wood."

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