The Department of Families, Parks, and Recreation will hold a workshop for the Orlando City Council Monday on the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. You are invited to join us in council chambers Monday April 24th at 1 p.m. for an in depth look at the impact My Brother’s Keeper is having on the lives of boys and young men of color in our community.
My Brother’s Keeper is a call to action for Americans to make a difference for young people. One way is to become a mentor. Mentoring creates meaningful connections that can positively impact the lives of both mentor and mentee. Research shows mentoring is associated with positive outcomes.
- Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school with 37% less likely to skip a class
- Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27%less likely to start drinking
- 76% of at-risk young adults who had a mentor aspire to enroll in and graduate from college versus half of at-0rish young adults who had no mentor. They are also more likely to be enrolled in college
Whether you’re exploring the idea or gung-ho and ready to roll, now is the time to take that next step to change the life of a young person who needs support. Click here to find out more about mentoring or volunteering with My Brother’s Keeper.