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Where We Live
Thu March 14, 2013
Mentoring: Programs That Work
Many students aren’t getting the help they need, but could flourish with a little help.
"Every student needs to know there’s some adult out there who’s looking out for them. Even if it’s not a biological parent. It makes a huge difference in outcomes."
That was leading education reform scholar Pedro Noguera on Where We Live.
He’s making a case for mentorship programs - which pair a caring adult with a younger person in need. The relationship can provide tutoring and guidance - and research shows it works...to keep kids from risky behavior, drugs and dropping out of school.
Other kinds of mentors can groom young workers for a successful career.
Today, where we live, we’ll talk about mentoring programs and we want to hear from you - are you a Big Brother, a big Sister...an adult role model for a child or teen?