Celebrating National Mentoring Month
Seattle CARES is celebrating National Mentoring Month in January, along with other organizations coast-to-coast. During this time of overwhelming challenges on many fronts – political, economic, and social – mentoring is a constant force for good, proven to empower, strengthen and help our community heal.
There are many reasons that mentoring works. Mentors are good listeners and often share similar experiences with the young people they mentor. They encourage and guide. Most of all, they care.
We've been involved in the mentoring movement in King County for more than 15 years. We are grateful for city and county funding and for the many organizations and individuals who have donated money or volunteered their time. You can read more about some of these individuals in this issue of Momentum.
In February, a new video from National CARES Mentoring Movement will feature several of our scholars, mentors and parents. We'll post more information about the video when available. In the meantime, we wish you a healthy and safe new year.
Don Cameron, Executive Director
Seattle CARES Mentoring Movement