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Mentoring positively addresses many of the snares that trip up young people, including school absenteeism, low academic achievement, and limited social networks. Despite major growth in mentoring in America, one in three 18-year-olds still say that they had no adults outside their family to mentor them as kids. How do we close that gap so that every child has one caring adult?
We were delighted to welcome David Shapiro, CEO and President of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, who discussed these issues with EqualEd reporter Stacy Teicher Khadaroo and took questions from the audience. We also heard from pairs of mentors and students who spoke about the transformative power of their relationships and also took audience questions. Information about Boston-area mentoring opportunities was available at the event, as well as a short introduction to EqualEd and how to get involved.
Secretary King was our guest at a Monitor Breakfast, a forum that brings together Washington's top politicos and journalists. EqualEd reporter Stacy Teicher Khadaroo helped question Secretary King, and we invited a local student journalist to take part alongside members of the national press corps. Read what Secretary King said here and learn more about the student journalist's perspective here.