Canadian Youth Charity kids now Declares January 25 Youth Mentor Day

Are you 21 or older and want to make a difference in a young person life, why not become a youth mentor?

kids now, a Canadian youth charity, announces January 25 as Youth Mentor Day. Before kids start to make bad decisions, such as using drugs, alcohol, bullying and poor school involvement, kids now is a solution to these potential problems and mentors youth with life-success skills now.  
This January and throughout the year, kids now is empowering youth in grades 7 & 8 with life skills to make positive choices and to turn away from risky behavior, at this critical transitional age. They are reaching out to the Canadian public to also help make a difference in their community. kids now is looking to increase their roster of volunteer mentors by requesting the public to sign-up to become a mentor or donate to the organization this month.
Some facts about mentoring:

  • Research shows that youth involved in mentoring programs are less likely to start using drugs (46%) and alcohol (27%), have improved attitudes that have improved their school performance and peer and family relationships.
  • Youth mentoring programs have been shown to result in lower rates of school absenteeism, reduce violent behaviour, and improve self-esteem.

How to Become a Mentor:
•    Go to http://www.kidsnowcanada.org/volunteer. Full training is provided.

 

About kids now
kids now is a charitable organization empowering 7th and 8th grade students through free, in-school after-school group mentoring programs in communities across Canada. Since 1999, kids now volunteers have helped more than 11,000 youth believe in themselves and achieve their full potential. The kids now programs consist of 12-week programs that are geared towards building self-esteem, goal setting, conflict resolution, communication skills and stress management. Led by volunteer coach-mentors, many of whom are employed by leading companies, the kids now program features an educator-endorsed curriculum that includes educational games, activities and group discussions. To find out more about kids now go to http://www.kidsnowcanada.org.