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January is National Mentoring Month

Published on: January 23, 2016

January is National Mentoring Month so we want to take time to remind you of the importance of the mentor/mentee relationship:

  • 14% of Guilford County's high school students do not graduate on time
  • 32% of NC high school students have drunk alcohol in the past 30 days
  • For every 1000 girls in Guilford County between ages 15-19, 30 are getting pregnant.

The most effective intervention for at-risk youth is to provide them with a caring, adult mentor. Young people who are mentored are more likely to:

  • Stay in school and graduate
  • Avoid substance abuse
  • Enroll in college Become community leaders

Thank you for your continued support of SHIELD!


Published on: November 17, 2015


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