Academy 4, located in Fort Worth, has shared they are celebrating National Mentoring Month in January with a series of events to connect mentors and young people.
“National Mentoring Month is a great opportunity to raise the awareness about the importance of mentors in our community and also share how much we appreciate those who serve,” said John Shearer, Academy 4 Executive Director.
Academy 4 serves approximately 1,100 4th grade students in nine Title 1 schools in Tarrant County and four Title 1 schools in Travis County. 76% of the students served are categorized as economically disadvantaged. 40% of the total schools served are English Language Learners (ELL) with more than 65% being Hispanic.
National Mentoring Month is led by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the national organization working to expand the quality and quantity of youth mentoring relationships nationwide.