September 15, 2012 – Mentoring changes lives. It’s just that plain and simple. In study after study it has been found that youth who have strong, supportive adult relationships perform better academically, have increased self-esteem, often have improved relationships with their parents, and are less likely to skip school or drop out.
Yet the gap between the number of adult mentors and the number of children and youth that need mentors is growing ever wider. This is why United Way of Williamson County (UWWC) is championing an effort to increase the number of adult mentors in school districts across Williamson County.
MentorInWilco.org is a simple way to connect with mentoring opportunities in in each school district in Williamson County. Visiting the website will connect interested adults with information, volunteer requirements and instructions, and an easy way to sign up to become a mentor.
This initiative, titled M.O.R.E. Make a Difference by Mentoring in Williamson County, M.O.R.E. stands for: Mentor. Opportunity. Respect. Encourage. This acronym points to the fact that mentors motivate, inspire and build the self-confidence that kids need to be successful in the classroom and in life.
For additional information about the MentorInWilco.org commuity awareness campaign call 512-255-6799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.