DearColleague.us

Letter

From: The Honorable Chaka Fattah
Sent By: jared.bass@mail.house.gov
Date: 1/29/2014

CELEBRATE NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH

MAKE A ONE-MINUTE SPEECH AFTER LAST VOTES

Dear Colleague:

Please join me in recognizing January as National Mentoring Month.  Since 2002, National Mentoring Month has served as an opportunity for our country to reflect on the benefits of youth mentoring and the positive impact it has on the development of our youth.  According to a recent report released by MENTOR: the National Mentoring Partnership, these benefits include:

  • Higher educational goals. It is more likely for a youth with a mentor to attend college than for a youth without a mentor.
  • Participation in productive and beneficial activities. It is more likely for youth with mentors to engage in leadership positions, extracurricular activities and sports, and community service than youth without mentors.
  • Upward Mobility. Integrated with other national initiatives, mentoring has the capacity to reduce poverty and increase the economic mobility of young people.

Given these benefits, however, 1 in 3 young people are without a mentor. In acknowledgement of these benefits and in an effort to raise awareness, I ask you to celebrate the mentors and mentoring organizations that counsel and support the youth of this great nation by making a one-minute speech after last votes on Wednesday, January 29, 2013.  To participate, please RSVP to Jared Bass atjared.bass@mail.house.gov or 202-225-4001.

Very truly yours,

 

 

Chaka Fattah

Member of Congress