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Mentoring can prevent children from going astray

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By Jewell Hillery

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jail is certainly not a place we want any young person to end up as an adult.

But statistics indicate that children who have parents serving time are more likely to follow in their footsteps.

The organization "Mentoring Children for Tomorrow," works with children of incarcerated parents.  

Research from a Pew Study indicated that among many successes, after almost two years of mentoring, boy and girls were 46% less likely to use drugs and 53% less likely to skip school.

For more information on how you can help in Hinds, Rankin or Madison Counties, contact Tonja Murphy at 601-352-7125 or tmurphy@lesm.org.

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