January is National Mentoring Month – a time for the community to reflect on how rewarding it can be to devote time to young person and help them achieve their potential. Mentoring provides meaningful connections that impact the people involved and influences their lives at home, at work and in their communities. United Way of the Midlands supports mentoring programs in our community and aims to expand quality mentoring opportunities and connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults.
Mentor/Mentees from Partnership4Kids – Click image to sign up to be a mentor!
Mentoring has a real impact on youth in our community. Kids who are in mentoring programs have better school attendance, are less likely to initiate use of drugs or alcohol and have a higher likelihood of moving on to higher education than their peers.
Thanks to donors, and a team of experienced community volunteers, United Way of the Midlands has carefully invested funds for mentoring programs in 5 agencies in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area, providing mentors to more than 5,500 youth last year.