LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In an effort to find Victory over Violence, we're hoping you can help by signing up to be a mentor, and change a life of a child in the community.
Hundreds of kids in Central Arkansas are seeking a mentor and counselor. Many of the kids at Whetstone Boys and Girls Club in Little Rock would love to share their interests.
"I like TV, basketball and hanging out with friends," 14-year-old Edward Jones said.
"I just like computers and stuff, hanging out with friends," 14-year-old Dakedric Henderson said.
Edward and Dakedric are hoping to find a friend and a tutor - someone who can help with homework.
"I need to do better with my grades," says Dakedric.
"Help me with sports and schoolwork," says Edward.
One in three young people will grow up without a mentor, but statistics show kids with a mentor are 52 percent less likely to skip school or class and the success rates in school and life are huge for students who have that guidance and someone they can trust. It only takes an hour a week to be a mentor, but the impact will last a lifetime.
At least 50 people have signed up to be mentors. If you would like to sign up, click here.
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