Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Youth development

As our Annual Jimmy Biggs Memorial Golf Benefit approaches tee-off tomorrow, I can't help but think, "why it is important?" We're not going just to golf, though that will be fun. We're representing something more. Our presence (your presence?!) tomorrow represents support for quality tutoring and mentoring at Cabrini Connections and programs like it throughout the Chicago area.

Mentorship at any age is indisputably a valuable relationship. Think of a time in your life when someone took an interest in you; when you looked up to someone for advice; or when someone simply listened to you. Now imagine having that experience right now as a school-aged child in Chicago. While other factors in your life are unpredictable and unreliable (economy, education, safety, etc.), Cabrini Connections remains constant. We foster rewarding relationships that have effects far beyond our physical space. Quality tutoring and mentoring impacts students' academic performance, relationships with family and friends, self-concept, and more.

Our mission is to make a life-changing difference for youth. Please considering donating or, at the very least, spreading the word about the value of tutoring and mentoring. As always, I encourage you to check out the Tutor/Mentor Connection web site to learn more about how YOU can make a difference. Thank you.

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