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Eye on the world: Mentoring youth
In “A key tool to battle education inequality: active mentors” The Christian Science Monitor reports that “only one-third of young Americans who need a mentor have one.” Some places are “adult deserts”—where there are large youth populations that are lacking adult influence, which is “a result of parents who must work long hours or have just disappeared from children’s lives.” For these children, a mentor can be a game changer in life. “Caring adults who show up consistently can have a significant impact on a young person’s development…. A recent Gallup poll of around 30,000 college graduates [attributes the value of] having a mentor to greater job engagement and all-around well-being.”
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