Summer 2011 Mentoring Challenge Announced

The Summer 2011 Mentoring Challenge

Friends for Youth is announcing its Summer 2011 Mentoring Challenge, a campaign launching May 2 to recruit a substantial number of new mentors for at-risk youth in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

The Mentoring Challenge comes at a critical time. Friends for Youth has experienced a surge in the number of youth referred for mentoring services, and thus has nearly 80 young people waiting to be matched with a mentor who will spend time with them. These boys and girls are struggling at home, in the community, and at school. They demonstrate an intense need for a positive adult in their lives.

Who Looks Up to You?

The Mentoring Challenge will feature the campaign slogan “Who Looks Up To You? Be a Mentor.” The campaign asks all adults to consider the immense impact they could have on a young person in need, simply by sharing what they know. The campaign will be disseminated through print, online, social and traditional advertising media.

Friends for Youth has been creating quality matches between at-risk youth and adults who care since 1979. The organization serves youth ages 8 – 17 on the Peninsula and South Bay who demonstrate the need for a positive adult role model in their lives.

Mentoring is Fun.

Friendships have fun together weekly, playing board games, attending sporting events, eating out, and doing anything else they can think up. Mentoring is about having a good time with a good friend. To find out more visit www.friendsforyouth.org.

How to Help

We will be updating ways to help every few weeks. This week: Follow us on Twitter, and retweet Friends for Youth's tweets


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