Statistics for impoverished, fatherless, or abused children all indicate the great social cost of failing to provide guidance to aimless youth. Families in crisis fail to provide the kind of relational and social network that support children’s development. Our educational systems alone cannot provide the kind of “life navigation” that children need to stay on course. Through mentoring, tutoring and demonstrating the joy of “giving back,” the potential for living a better, more successful life is realized. Families grow stronger as parents and youth work together to improve their lives financially, physically and spiritually.
Creating growth opportunities within families improves the overall well-being of a community. The concept of mentorship grows as the commitment to giving back is nurtured.
Local mentoring initiatives: