Our guests today can tell us from experience that mentoring kids and teens can make a major difference in outcomes in those kids’ lives. Mentors who volunteer their time a few days a month help keep their mentees in school, out of trouble, and give them emotional support in their day-to-day lives. Kids who are mentored, on average, are less likely than their peers to use alcohol, drink, or skip school. We’ll talk about mentoring and what it does for young people at risk, and meet a successful, high profile mentor/ mentee pair from Charlotte.
Karen Calder - CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte
Mayor Patrick Cannon - Mayor of the city of Charlotte, former Little Brother
Phil McCrory - Founder and President of McCrory & Company, former Big Brother
Marc Tiegel - Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance Steering Committee Chair, City of Charlotte