Guam - Governor Felix Camacho signed a proclamation earlier today declaring the month of February as Mentoring Awareness Month. The Governor said he hopes to provide and expand current mentoring opportunities and increase awareness about the mutually beneficial outcome that mentorship relationships can bring to both parties.
Studies have shown that young people who have an adult mentor are far less likely to engage in high-risk behaviors than those without one.
The Governor said "I encourage all members of our community to recognize the importance of mentoring, to look for opportunities to serve as mentor and to celebrate this month with appropriate activities and programs."
By declaring February Mentoring Awareness Month the Governor said he hopes the public will be more aware of the need for individuals to volunteer their time as mentors and acknowledge current mentors like those who volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and other mentoring agencies on Guam.