Thursday, July 12, 2012

Video Appeal

Although this video's intent is not expressly for mentoring, the message clearly is an urgent appeal for becoming involved in a student's life.

Mentoring is building a relationship with a child or teenager by being consistent, present, trustworthy, encouraging, and kind, i.e., behaving in a manner demonstrating that one adult cares for that unique youth. 

Research shows that one-on-one mentoring one hour a week is most effective, although successful variations exist.

In the title and video below, substitute the name of your town or your city for Oklahoma City's and imagine the difference you can make in one youth's life.

Volunteer to mentor for the 2012-13 school year. 

Rise UP Oklahoma City!
Our kids. Our city. Our future. Rise up!       Ret. 7-12-12

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