January is National Mentoring Month
Now in its fifteenth year, National Mentoring Month recognizes the importance of individuals who make a connection with youth and inspire them to create bright futures for themselves. According to mentoring.org, with a mentor, at-risk youth are:
- 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school
- 55% more likely to be enrolled in college
- 46% less likely than their peers to start using drugs
Mentors are especially important to children served by Franklin County Children Services because they offer individual care and attention to youth who have endured difficult circumstances. These adults serve as positive role models and help guide youth toward successful lives, once youth have left the child welfare system.
Volunteers are needed! Click here to learn more about FCCS’s volunteering and mentoring programs.