September 30, 2015 (New York, NY): When it comes to student success in the 2015-2016 academic year, mastering the “Three R’s” of "reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic" is just one part of the equation. In fact, an equally essential factor in ensuring student achievement is mentoring. Consider that in 2015, 90% of the 400 young people enrolled in Mentoring USA’s New York-based programs went on to the next grade level. Nearly 75% of the mentees showed improvement in school attendance, and less than 1% of the male mentees in the organization’s programs in Newark, Philadelphia, and Chicago received in-school or out of school suspensions.
September 21, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA): Matilda Raffa Cuomo, former first Lady of New York, and founder of HELP USA’s mentoring initiative, Mentoring USA, will be a featured speaker in Philadelphia this Wednesday, September 23 at the World Meeting of Families. Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest gathering of Catholic families. The focus of Mrs. Cuomo’s speech will be the social stability of children and families.