Saturday, January 09, 2010

Investing in Mentoring is Good Business

"Experts say that dropping out of high school affects not just students and their families, but the country overall – including businesses, government and communities. The Alliance for Excellent Education estimates that high school dropouts from the Class of 2006-07 will cost the U.S. more than $329 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes."

I encourage you to read the article Mike Trakan (of the T/MC) has written that makes a case for everyone being invested in mentoring throughout America.

Mike creates most of the maps we show on our blogs. These are intended to focus this investment in high poverty areas, and locations with the greatest number of youth failing to finish high school, or get the skills they need to fill the 21st century jobs that industry is trying to fill.

During National Mentoring Month, as you see images of mentoring, I hope you'll read some of the articles Mike and I have written, and follow the links, to build a deeper understanding of of what we mean, and how the tutor/mentor strategies can be adopted by any business, university, faith group, as their own.

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