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Make a Resolution that Makes a Difference

January is National Mentoring Month

Mentoring relationships have been shown to improve the self-esteem, behavior, and academic performance of participating youth. At Metropolitan Family Services, mentoring is a key aspect in many of our programs and services. Boys, girls, teens, young moms and dads, and those aiming for college have all benefitted from Metropolitan’s 30+ years in mentoring.

January is National Mentoring Month, and in his official proclamation presentation, President Barack Obama stated:

“A supportive mentor can mean the difference between struggle and success. As we mark this important occasion, I encourage all Americans to spend time as a mentor and help lift our next generation toward their hopes and dreams.”

Please consider becoming a mentor. We hear time and again how the friendships and personal connections made through mentoring leave such a positive, lifelong impression on both mentors and mentees. You can make a difference. Find out how. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Gussie Lenehan (lenehana@metrofamily.org, 312-986-4092), or visit our Volunteer page to learn more.