We all want children to live up to their full potential, but sometimes their circumstances work against them.
Kids who have mentors are more likely to stay out of trouble, get better grades, keep away from drugs and graduate high school.
Being a mentor or a tutor is easy. There are lots of organizations in our area that work with kids, and they are looking for volunteers. It is not hard work: take a kid along with you when you plant your garden or visit the library. Read a book or walk your dog together. Share your passion for art…or music…or math…or baseball.
As a matter of fact, adults who are mentors say that they feel they get just as much out of the experience as the kids!
It's that simple.
January is National Mentoring Month, and our United Way Volunteer Center is sharing mentor stories all month long. We are joined in our mission of encouraging more people to volunteer as mentors and tutors by wonderful local partners: NBC29, The Daily Progress, and all the Monticello Media radio stations (HitKicker 99.7, NewsTalk WCHV 107.5, Hot 101.9, Generations 102.3 and Sports Radio 1400 AM), plus the community-minded Omni Hotel is hosting our Mentor and Tutor Volunteer Fair on Monday, January 27 from 11:00 – 2:00. Our friends at Raising Cane’s are providing their delicious chicken fingers for attendees.
To learn more about the local organizations attending the fair, and who would love to help you become a mentor or tutor, visit CvilleVolunteer.org.
We hope to see you on January 27!
Mentor. Tutor. Pass it on!
Posted by: Kim Connolly
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