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Los Angeles City Council Presents Resolution Endorsing National Mentoring Month

January 30, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Los Angeles City Council presented a Resolution on January 27, 2012 recognizing January 2012 as National Mentoring Month and asked citizens to volunteer for a rewarding experience as a mentor with an established mentoring organization like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters, Los Angeles Team Mentoring, Armenian General Benevolent Union’s Generation Next Mentorship Program, The Fulfillment Fund and Youth Mentoring Connection who work with at-risk youth residing in Los Angeles County.

“We are extremely grateful to the Los Angeles City Council for recognizing the importance of mentoring in our community. It is the mission of our collaborative effort with our partnering organizations to promote mentoring programs to those who need us most,” said Tiffany Siart, BBBSLA President/CEO. “It is their commitment that enables us to provide life-changing support to children facing adversity in our community.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles joined forces with the following six mentoring organizations during National Mentoring Month to recruit mentors, raise awareness, thank mentors and increase fundraising:

Los Angeles Team Mentoring. For information, call (213) 742-6733 or visit www.latm.org.

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles. For information, call 323-456-1157 or visit www.jbbbsla.org.

Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters. For information, call (213) 251-9800 or visit www.catholicbigbrothers.org.

Fulfillment Fund. For information, call (323) 900-8739 or visit www.fulfillment.org.

Youth Mentoring. For information, call (323) 731-8080 or visit www.youthmentoring.org.

Armenian General Benevolent Union’s Generation Next Mentorship Program: For information, call (818) 484-5774 or visit www.agbugennext.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles: For 57 years, BBBSLA has assisted boys and girls in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become confident, competent and caring individuals through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring men and women. Mentoring works–one young person at a time. For information, call 213-213.2463 or visit www.BBBSLA.org.

National Mentoring Month: Created by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR, National Mentoring Month is marking its eleventh year in 2012. By focusing national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us –individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits– can work together to increase the number of mentors, we assure brighter futures for our young people. Visit www.serve.gov/mentor.

SOURCE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles

Source: PR Newswire