Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- No, Chinese investors aren't 'buying up Detroit' – but they do have an eye on the Motor City
- The average Michigan family needs $52,330 a year to 'make ends meet'
- Here are our 10 favorite photos of what your winter looks like
- Michigan's Attorney General is risking his political future over the gay marriage case
- What all the snow and ice will mean for Great Lakes water levels
Wed January 12, 2011
State officials hope more adults will mentor young people
Plenty of kids in Michigan need an adult mentor. That’s according to Paula Kaiser VanDam, executive director of the Michigan Community Service Commission.
“This year the network of mentoring organizations that we work with are serving about 24,000 children. What we know is that there are thousands more kids that want a mentor that currently do not have one.”
Kaiser VanDam says the time commitment is one hour per week. Mentors are expected to spend time with their young person and listen to them.
Kaiser VanDam says children who are mentored tend to stay in school, graduate, and develop better social skills.
January is National Mentoring Month. More information can be found at mentormichigan.org