Greensboro, NC (March 6, 2020) – City Manager David Parrish is pleased to announce 100 Males Mentoring is on track to achieve its goal of pairing 100 local boys with 100 male mentors, in 100 days. Parrish’s collaborative effort between the City of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Mentoring Matters Initiative launched on January 16.
The midway point of Parrish’s call to action, shows more than 50 men have answered the call to mentor.
“I am thrilled by the number of men who are investing in our youth. With just under 50 days left in this campaign, I am confident we will exceed the goal,” said City Manager David Parrish.
100 Males Mentoring aims to increase the number of male mentors and improve the lives of young men most impacted by violent crime.
Research shows mentors can play a powerful role in providing youth with the tools to make responsible choices, attend and excel in school, and reduce or avoid risky behavior, such as gang activity or drug use.
“There are children right here in Greensboro waiting for you to listen to them, share meaningful experiences with them, and to simply befriend them. Men in our community can change lives by becoming a mentor,” said Michelle Gethers-Clark, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro.
To sign up to mentor, visit unitedwaygso.org/mentoring-matters.