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Mentors are Life Rafts for Children
MetroWest Daily News (Massachusetts), February 2, 2005

'I Thought it Would be Neat to Help Somebody'
The Royal Gazette (Bermuda)
, January 28, 2005

Granholm, Mulhern Set Mentoring Example
The Daily Oakland Press (Michigan), January 26, 2005

What Better Legacy to Leave Than as a Mentor for Kids?
L.A. News, January 20, 2005

A World of Difference: Mentoring Can Make a Difference in a Child's Life
Anderson Independent Mail (South Carolina), January 22, 2005

As Mentors Honored, Mentee Learns of $10,000 Scholarship
Warwick Beacon (Rhode Island), January 20, 2005

Do It For the Kids
North Dakota State U Spectrum, January 21, 2005

Mentors, Mentees Plant Tree to Celebrate January as National Mentoring Month
The Northeast Georgian, January 20, 2005

Be a Mentor and Help a Child
Escanaba Daily Press (Minnesota), January 20, 2005

Mentoring Campaign Targets Baby Boomers
The Daily Nonpareil (Iowa)
, January 22, 2005

Thank Your Mentor Day Activities Encouraged
The Baltimore Sun
, January 23, 2005

Mentors are Not Just for Schoolkids
Detroit Free Press
, January 6, 2005


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Mentors are Life Rafts for Children
MetroWest Daily News, February 2, 2005

"The 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."

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'I Thought it Would be Neat to Help Somebody'
The Royal Gazette (Bermuda), January 28, 2005

"Bermuda 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."

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Granholm, Mulhern Set Mentoring Example
The Daily Oakland Press (Michigan), January 26, 2005

"In 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.'"

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What Better Legacy to Leave Than as a Mentor to Kids?
L.A. News, January 20, 2005

"Say 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 Security. How about the generation that reached back to enrich young minds?"

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A World of Difference
Anderson Independent Mail (South Carolina), January 22, 2005

"Sixty 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..."

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As Mentors Honored, Mentee Learns of $10,000 Scholarship
Warwick Beacon (Rhode Island), January 20, 2005

"As 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."

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Do It For the Kids
North Dakota State U Spectrum, January 21, 2005

"NDSU, 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."

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Mentors, Mentees Plant Tree to Celebrate January as National Mentoring Month
The Northeast Georgian, January 20, 2005

"Mentors 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."

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Be a Mentor and Help a Childl
Escanaba Daily News (Minnesota), January 20, 2005

"January is Mentoring Month in Michigan. The effort, launched by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, calls on people to step forward to mentor children in their community. This is a necessary and valuable effort. But some local residents, including Dave Feathers of Rapid River, are already on board. They mentor children for its own reward."

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Mentoring Campaign Targets Baby Boomers
The Daily Nonpareil (Iowa), January 22, 2005

"Jeremy Hankenson, a sixth-grader at Roosevelt Elementary School, has enjoyed having Tim Barry as his mentor, he said. 'It's really fun,' he said. 'We do exciting things.' The two usually meet in the guidance counselor's office or the school library, depending on what is available, Barry said. They may play cards and talk about how school is going or they may arrange an outing, such as a visit to a museum or other educational attraction."

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Thank Your Mentor Day Activities Encouraged
The Baltimore Sun, January 23, 2005

"A mentoring team convened by the Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County is working to expand mentoring opportunities for youth in the county. The team is conducting a mentoring survey of more than 600 Carroll County organizations to determine the number of mentoring programs available. Data also are being collected on needed resources and support from organizations that want to start mentoring programs."

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Mentors are Not Just for Schoolkids
Detroit Free Press, January 6, 2005

"This month is National Mentoring Month. For most people, someone to mentor is a middle or high schooler who needs a person to steer them away from risky behaviors. But the reality is that young adults are also at risk of heading down the wrong path. In 2000, the three leading causes of death of Detroiters ages 20-24 were homicide, accidents and suicide, according to the Detroit Health Department."

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