The New Year is off to a great start here in Jacksonville! January is National Mentoring Month. If you have yet to make a New Year's resolution, Mayor's Mentors is a great option. Resolve to give back to our community this year by donating time to help a young person reach his or her full potential.
Mentored students are 52% less likely to skip school.
By giving just one hour each week after a short training period, you will be developing a meaningful relationship that will inspire a young person to work his or her hardest in academics and in life.
Mentored students are 46% less likely to use illegal drugs or abuse alcohol.
We're off to a great start with 322 mentors signed up since December 7, but thousands of Jacksonville students could still benefit from mentoring. Please consider becoming a Mayor's Mentor today.
Your choice to become a mentor could be the difference between a young person becoming a dropout or a graduate.
For more information on becoming a Mayor's Mentor, please call United Way's 2-1-1 or visit www.nefl211.org.