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The Importance Of Mentoring In Baltimore's Communities

Nov 13, 2015

Credit Big Brothers Big Sisters

Right after violence spread through our city in April, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake saw an increase of nearly 3,000% in the number of people expressing an interest in becoming a mentor to a local young person.  But the surge in applications did not result in many more mentors actually connecting with kids and changing their lives.  In fact, only a handful of the thousands of men who inquired about becoming a mentor actually followed through on their interests.  We'll hear from a male mentor and his young mentee on the value of their relationship, and Tom talks with Terry Hickey, president and CEO of BBBSGC, about the positive role male mentors play in the lives of the region's young people.