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D.A. Blodgett - St. John's celebrates National Mentoring Month this January, 90 kids need a mentor

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This January our country is celebrating the 17th annual National Mentoring Month. D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ) is participating in this campaign to help raise awareness and draw more potential mentors to their program. Currently there are 70 boys and 20 girls waiting to be matched.

Want to Learn More? Attend a Mentoring Orientation.

January 24 and February 27 5:30pm RSVP's required - call Hanna at 616.588.7217 805 Leonard St. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

DABSJ is the only COA accredited mentoring program in West Michigan. As a mentor, you have the ability to make a lasting difference in the lives of youth, young mothers and families. Research has shown that when matched through a quality mentoring program, mentors can play a powerful role in providing youth with the tools to make responsible decisions, stay focused and engaged in school, and reduce or avoid risky behavior like skipping school, drug use and other negative activities. Quality mentoring relationships lead to a significant increase in a young person’s prospects for leading a healthy and productive life, strengthening families and, ultimately, our community. To learn more about becoming a mentor, visit our website at

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