Obama Proclaims January National Mentoring Month

Read the presidential proclamation:

“Every day, mentors in communities across our Nation provide crucial support and guidance to young people.”

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And Stephen’s article on youth mentoring from the 2009 edition of the Parents League Review:

Seeking shelter from the flurries and wind on an unusually cold Nashville day, I duck into a bookstore to await the arrival of my lunch
partner, a former camper enrolled as a freshman at Vanderbilt University. Prominently displayed on a nearby shelf is a large book emblazoned with the title Heroes just above the black and white photographs of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Muhammad Ali. I have been thinking a lot about heroes lately, because I’m in town to talk about mentoring to camp directors attending the annual conference of the American Camp Association. So, I’m intrigued.

What – or who – is a hero, anyway?

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