Youth mentoring helps 9 million American children succeed

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Being a mentor is a way to give back and nurture kids who need to know someone cares. KPLR 11 is profiling local organizations that put kids first and invite people to help mentor them.

January is national mentoring month. This is the 15th year for the nationwide public awareness campaign that stresses the importance of, and the need for, youth mentoring.

In your everyday life, who do you turn to? According to the National Mentoring Partnership, 9 million kids in America are growing up without an answer to this question. They make everyday choices without enough guidance and support.

If you would like to be a mentor, or find out how to start your own mentoring program using this model, contact Dagne Moore-Joy at 618-622-6750 or email mentoring@nlicic.org.