Deafening gunshots rang out just as James Martin arrived home. Troubled by the news of a 17-year-old young man dying in front of his house, he did what anyone would do – actually what most wouldn’t do. He grabbed his portable karaoke machine and stood at the sidewalk memorial erected for the young man and began singing, “Wake up everybody, no more sleeping in bed, no more backward thinking time for thinking ahead.”
On today's Your Call we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had about youth mentorship programs. Mentors can offer anything from academic encouragement to help dealing with life’s challenges. And these relationships have the powerful ability to help people cross social boundaries. If you’ve been a mentor or a mentee, how did it change you? What mentoring programs would you recommend to others? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.
Theresa Jahangir, a mentor for a 5th grade student with Mentoring for Success