Summit On Volunteerism: Mentoring

GUESTS: Harris Wofford/ Chief Executive Officer, Corporation for National Service [Americorps]; Former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania Tom McKenna/ National Executive Director, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Vice-Chair of the Mentoring Task Force for the Summit Marciene Mattleman/ Executive Director, Philadelphia Futures Increased mentoring is one of the five main goals of the summit on volunteerism which commenced this weekend in Philadelphia. Research has shown that young people who have positive role models will be more likely to develop into successful adults. The challenge for summit organizers is to get Americans tomake the committment to work on hard cases on a regular basis. TOTN is travelling to the summit in Philadelphia to talk about mentoring, the people who actually become mentors, and whether it really makes a difference in a child's life.

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