Mentors are people who are role models for children. The mentors spend time with kids, but are not there as a teacher, counselor or social worker. Studies find that kids with mentors have improved self-esteem and are less likely to use drugs and skip school.
Chad Butt is the executive director of Mobius, a mentoring partnership. Rebecca Majoya the executive director of the Mentor Connector. They both appeared on The :30 to discuss a new push to bring mentoring programs statewide. Watch the video for more.