Montco Officials Hope Mentoring Can Break Cycle of Juvenile CrimeOfficials say nearly three thousand children between the ages of 10 and 15 entered the juvenile justice system in the county last year. They say that one in five will return to the system within one year.
Brotherly Love: ‘Bigs’ Make A Difference With Philadelphia Area YouthFor many at-risk children in the Philadelphia area, a mentor can play a huge role, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania are doing their part to help.
National Mentoring Movement Puts Down Roots In Philadelphia While the organization has worked in the greater Philadelphia area in the past, this week the movement spread to Philadelphia with the launch of Southeastern Pennsylvania Cares.
Brotherly Love: 'Bigs' Make A Difference With Philadelphia Area YouthFor many at-risk children in the Philadelphia area, a mentor can play a huge role, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania are doing their part to help.
Wrestling Beats The StreetsBrett and Clint Matter, “gave back to a sport and city that gave them so much.” Donating mats and uniforms, they began a non-profit organization, Beat the Streets, combining wrestling with tutoring and mentoring. Today there are more than 900 kids participating in the program.
University Faculty Mentors Science Students OnlineSome prominent universities – MIT, Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, among them — recruited faculty volunteers for six-weeks of mentoring students online.
Initiatives To Improve Low College Retention RatesMoney problems, trouble with academics and lack of direction are among reasons for low college retention rates. There are widespread initiatives to address the problem.