The Midlands Mentoring Partnership says there are 30,000 children in the Omaha area living below the poverty line who could benefit from mentoring.
January is National Mentoring Month. The Omaha-based partnership works with more than a dozen community organizations, including Building Bright Futures and Partnership 4 Kids, to provide mentors for young people.
Whitney Mastin, Manager of Training, Data, and Quality Assurance for Midlands Mentoring Partnership, says all kids can benefit from a mentor. Mastin says right now, about 3,000 Omaha children are matched with mentors.
The Midlands Mentoring Partnership will hold its annual summit on January 31st. This year’s summit focuses on health disparities, effects of trauma, and the role of mentors.