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Be a mentor and change a kid's life

Original post made on Nov 20, 2010

A study says that deterring one at-risk youth from a life of crime saves an estimated $2.6 million to $5.3 million. In that equation, Friends for Youth is likely an extremely cost-effective program. For the past 30 years, this group has paired at-risk youths ages 8 to 17 with mentors, serving over 1,770 youth throughout the Peninsula and South Bay.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 12, 2010, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Cliff
a resident of another community
on Nov 20, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Jennifer, this is another great article on what sounds like another very worthwhile program. I hope that you article generates some interest from people who might want to consider being mentors.