Chris Norwood: Celebrity Mentoring: The Right Way to Help
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Its national mentoring month and I'd like to use the occasion to thank our very unexpected celebrity mentor, '60s pop icon Lesley Gore, who has used her talents to mentor in the truest sense -- to fulfill the mentoring mission to help and enhance what already exists.
Health People is a community program in the South Bronx , an area with the worst health, including the highest overall HIV/AIDS rate in New York, which also means it has many, many desperately ill parents. In Kids-Helping-Kids, our own mentoring program at Health People, we train older teens who face the difficult situation of having ill or deceased parents to be mentors for younger kids who face similar challenges.
These South Bronx teens who help other kids no matter how hard life is for them have received very little attention or encouragement from the outside world, until, by a happy accident, Lesley Gore, known for 'It's My Party," "You Don't Own Me" and other classic pop hits, became their music "men
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