Mentoring Helps Kids Stay On Track

Sep 15, 2011  |     |   General

Studies show that children who have a mentor are less likely to skip school, use drugs, or drink alcohol. If a lack of education and substance abuse are directly related to poverty, having a mentor has the potential to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. For this reason, finding mentors for all Lydia House children is a top priority.

Over the last month, Open Door Mission has been blessed immeasurably by the Omaha Metro community. Through a partnership with Release Ministries we now have mentors for all of our teenagers. Support from volunteers, professionals, and Grace University has also brought mentors for many of our elementary aged children. We are so thankful to all those who have sacrificed time, money, and effort to this important ministry. Thank you!

If you have a heart for kids and want to make a difference right here in your community please visit www.opendoormission.org and click on the volunteer button and sign up to have your orientation and tour today.

Rachel Fisher
Children and Youth Director
Open Door Mission / Lydia House