Read the presidential proclamation:
“Every day, mentors in communities across our Nation provide crucial support and guidance to young people.”
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?