In an age of social distance, youth need mentors more than ever.
The Deseret News published a guest opinion written by the executive director, Sandi Pershing, along with Nancy Winemiller-Basinger of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah and Alexa Hudson of the University of Utah Star Academy. Here's a preview:
"Now, more than ever before, our youth and families with multiple risk factors need the community to support, connect, and elevate them. Many young people desire a mentor, as Jane has. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, The First Star Academy for Foster Youth and Utah's recently launched Friends of the Children are but a few organizations in our community that is deploying and adapting proactive strategies among the continuum of mentoring. In so doing, they make an effort to adapt to the impacts of COVID-19 and to continue to break cycles of intergenerational poverty."
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