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ERIC Number: ED560026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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National Service and Mentoring. Issue Brief
Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) supports mentoring for children and youth from disadvantaged circumstances through several of their programs. CNCS believes that caring and capable adults can make a critical difference in the lives of children and youth in need. Mentoring is a proven method to ensure students complete their education. Youth with a mentor more readily attend and engage in school and are therefore more likely to finish high school and continue their education. Mentors model precisely the attitudes and aptitudes youth need to thrive: intellectual curiosity, compassion for others, and determination to succeed. National service members serve in two ways: as mentors and by building the capacity of mentoring organizations through mentor recruitment and management, fundraising, and program administration. During 2013, more than 837,000 children and youth from disadvantaged circumstances were mentored through CNCS supported programs. National Mentoring Month, held each year in January, draws a spotlight on mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. This issue brief describes some of the successes from mentoring programs.
Corporation for National and Community Service. 1201 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20525. Tel: 202-606-5000; e-mail: info@cns.gov; Web site: http://www.nationalservice.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Corporation for National and Community Service
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Maryland; Pennsylvania; Texas; Vermont; Virginia