Mentoring: The New Activism in America

SMW, March 24, 2010 9:13 AM


Newark Mayor Cory Booker is on the move with a call for action in the
 "education movement" in this 1:23 video below.
He is a participant in the upcoming movie "The Lottery" coming this Spring.

Booker should know.  He is a member of numerous boards and advisory committees that are committed to education including: Democrats for Education Reform, Columbia University Teachers' College Board of Trustees, and the Black Alliance for Educational Options. 

"Everyone should be involved . . . in some way to help out."   Here are four ways to make a difference:

  • Being a mentor only requires four hours a month.  "Everyone should be a involved in the life a child that is not your own or some way to help out".
  • There are also "e-mentors" - mentoring by e-mail.
  • Get involved in the local scene.  Put political pressure on changing local schools.
  • Check out the organizations in every state that are fighting for change, innovation and choice.

Link to The Lottery website here for listing of local advocacy and mentoring groups in your area.

Link To The Daily Riff post to The Lottery here.  Link to The Daily Riff previous post  "Why We Need Mentoring In School & Work More Than Ever" here. 

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