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Mentors Rising In Jersey City

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January is National Mentorship Month. Throughout the month many communities band together to create mentorship programs for students who may be in need of an advisor to guide them through academic and social life. One area of New Jersey is doing just that and has seen a four-fold increase in the amount of participants their community is receiving.

Earlier in the week, Jersey City recognized their mentors in a ceremony congratulating volunteer’s efforts in mentoring the youth of Jersey City. The program in the city started out with 33 mentors which increased to 132 mentors in the past three years. Principal Robert Brower of PS. 17 discussed the mentorship program within Jersey City and the effect mentors can have on students who do not have a viable support system at home.

“It’s priceless. We have nearly 1,300 students in this school and over 80% of them come from a single home,” Brower said.

If you would like to get involved with various mentorship programs around the state log on to BigsandKids.org for more information.


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