are Life Rafts for Children
MetroWest Daily News, February 2, 2005
Commonwealth of Massachusetts has one of the most
generous mentoring leave policies for public employees
in the country, allowing its 75,000 employees
eight hours a month of paid leave time to mentor
a child. And Mayor Menino's recent announcement
that the City will increase its investment in
its street worker program clearly exhibits a belief
in the power of the increased presence of caring
adults in the lives our young people. We encourage
other employers to follow their lead."
Thought it Would be Neat to Help Somebody'
The Royal Gazette (Bermuda), January 28, 2005
celebrated Thank Your Mentor Day on Tuesday, a
day set aside to recognise the contributions that
mentors make to the island. Thank Your Mentor
Day was organised by YouthNet and Big Brothers
and Big Sisters, two separate mentor groups working
to improve the lives of Bermuda's children. On
Thank Your Mentor Day, Royal Gazette reporter
Jessie Moniz met with four participants in the
Big Brothers and Big Sisters to talk about what
they have gotten out of the programme."
Mulhern Set Mentoring Example
The Daily Oakland Press (Michigan), January 26, 2005
January, National Mentoring Month, [First Gentleman]
Mulhern is promoting mentoring and 'Mentor Michigan,'
a project initiated by [Governor] Granholm that
matches youths with caring adults. Since the project
began when she was attorney general, 22,000 children
have been matched with mentors. This year, advocates
are hoping to add 3,000 more. The first couple
leads by example. Granholm first mentored 9-year-old
Brittany, Mulhern said. The end result, he says,
was his children experienced a 'great friendship
and great learning experience.'"
Better Legacy to Leave Than as a Mentor to Kids?
L.A. News, January 20, 2005
most boomers retire at 65 or 66, that still leaves
18 or 19 years of doing what? Playing golf and
tennis? Gardening, traveling, watching TV, volunteering?
Sure, why not. We earned it. But maybe we boomers
should be thinking about adding one more activity
to retirement that could make us known for something
besides being the generation that busted Social
about the generation that reached back to enrich
World of Difference
Independent Mail (South Carolina), January 22, 2005
minutes, once a week. January is National Mentoring
Month, putting a spotlight on how the short time
it takes to watch two sitcoms is all it takes
to make a world of difference in the life of a
young person. From elementary through high school
there are well over 400 students being mentored
through the Legacy Mentoring Program of Anderson
School District 5..."
Mentors Honored, Mentee Learns of $10,000 Scholarship
Beacon (Rhode Island), January 20, 2005
the city took time yesterday morning to celebrate
yet another National Mentoring Month, Pilgrim
High School senior Christopher Anderson was sitting
through exams. The recipient of the annually awarded
Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
scholarship, Anderson credits his own mentor for
his success in school and for having won the scholarship.
'He's proud of me,' said Chris of his mentor,
Lee. The two have been meeting weekly since Chris
was in the fifth grade."
It For the Kids
Dakota State U Spectrum, January 21, 2005
here's your chance to bring a sparkle to a child's
eye. As President Bush proclaims January 'National
Mentoring Month,' there are currently over 70
children in the Fargo-Moorhead area waiting to
be matched up with a Big Brother or Big Sister."
Mentees Plant Tree to Celebrate January as National
Northeast Georgian, January 20, 2005
and mentees worked together Jan. 4 to plant a
tree outside Woodville Elementary School in celebration
of National Mentor Month. Three
mentors meet with Woodville Elementary students,
but mentors work with students in every school
in the county."