How Mentoring Can Change Our Economic Future
Todd Lopez | Director, Inspire Santa Fe | Opportunity Santa Fe
Most young people have never had a mentor and, as a society, too often we leave the opportunity for mentoring relationships to chance. City of Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber has embarked on a bold goal. Within four years, the City has pledged to provide an adult mentor to every young person who desires one, establishing one key pillar and demonstration of a UNESCO "Learning City".
The Mayor’s proclamation recognizes the fact that every day quality mentoring and tutoring programs in the city of Santa Fe have a direct and measurable impact on our entire social and economic ecosystem by connecting hundreds of volunteers to our youth and cultivating relationships that provide crucial support and guidance as these young people grow and develop into our next generation of citizens and leaders.