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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


5 Reasons to Celebrate Volunteer Mentors

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January is National Mentoring Month in the U.S., a good time to celebrate all that volunteer mentors can do to help youth succeed. By making time to develop an ongoing relationship with at-risk youth, mentors can help children:

  1. Avoid using drugs or alcohol;
  2. Get better grades in school;
  3. Develop self-confidence;
  4. Trust their teachers; and
  5. Set goals and raise expectations.
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01/14/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteering: A Path Upward for Disconnected Youth

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Consider this: 5.6 million U.S. teens and young adults ages 16 to 24 are neither in school nor working. Many of these “disconnected youth” are simply cut off from education and career paths that could help them live a good life and make positive contributions to our society and our economy.

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01/11/15

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


How to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Mean Something—Advice from Maya Moore

It’s New Year’s Eve, a time for reflection of the year behind us, and a great moment to look ahead to the future. We spoke with our good friend, the talented WNBA star, Maya Moore, about her plans for 2015 and how she stays on track with resolutions in her efforts to continuously improve herself and the community around her.

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12/31/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Employees Show Volunteering to be Part of Active, Healthy and Independent Living

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United Way Day of Caring enables employees supporting United Way in communities around the world to engage in hands-on volunteering and to better understand how their service and financial contributions make a difference. United Way of Peel Region’s recent Day of Caring deployed hundreds of volunteers from more than 20 companies in Ontario, Canada to refurbish homes and nonprofits’ offices, pick up litter, plant trees, organize donations to charitable organizations, assemble craft kits, and more. The fact that employees in their twenties to those nearing retirement participated underscores United Way’s commitment to helping people include volunteering as part of an active, healthy lifestyle.

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12/22/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


1 in 4 Americans Gives the Gift of Volunteering

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The holiday season is a time of celebrations, special moments with family and friends, and of course, gift-giving. I think that one of the greatest gifts, any time of year, is service to others. So it was great to hear that volunteering and service to others continues to be a priority for millions of Americans.

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12/18/14

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