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Some Connecticut children have mentors in high places

from The Associated Press via The Boston Globe

Stratford, Conn.'s, in-school mentor program allows mentors to set expectations for students and encourages them to make good decisions and understand right from wrong. Principal Jamie Palladino said, "The hope is that this mentor travels with the student as they move up through the school system." Some students are placed in the program due to behavioral problems, a social worker noted, while others join for its many benefits: Students often earn better grades and attend school more often after joining the program. Each child is paired with a same-sex mentor based on their interests and compatibility. more

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