January is National Mentoring Month
National Mentoring Month is celebrated as a time to recognize the importance of mentors and their impact on the lives of young people. Mentors share their experiences and advice with youth who are planning their life’s journey. They are particularly beneficial to the youth served by Franklin County Children Services who may not have the support of positive role models due to difficult family situations.
FCCS has several mentoring programs for youth involved with the agency. They include the Friendship program which matches youth with one-on-one mentors; Simba, which matches African-American boys with African-American male mentors; Malaika, which matches African-American girls with African-American women as mentors and College-Bound which matches youth with mentors who help them prepare for higher education and career development. If you’re interested in becoming a mentor, click here or call the FCCS volunteer department at (614) 275-2690.
Thank You from Holiday Wish
Thanks to the generousity of the community, Holiday Wish has been able to provide gifts for more than 6,600 children this year. The program also raised more than $230,000 in cash donations. Schools, businesses, churches, civic organiztions and individuals came together to make this possible. Children and families are delighted by the gifts that were received. On behalf of those whose wishes were granted, Franklin County Children Services sincerely thanks you.