Mentoring: Programs That Work

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Where We Live 03-14-2013
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Where We Live 03-14-2013

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 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 adult role model for a child or teen?