The City Commission is honored to proclaim January as National Mentoring Month. Through countless hours of dedication, mentors across America are changing our Nation for the better. Mentors prove that a single person can make a difference in a young person's life. The City also recognized Harvey Neiman, Lin Schader and Mercedes Machado for all of their dedication and mentoring in our community. During National Mentoring Month, the City of Coral Springs would like to recognize the many individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energy to help children develop character and integrity. “We all know how important mentoring is at any level, but we don’t always get to see the results of that when you are working with a child, but you can hold on to the possibility that that child will one day tell someone that you made a difference in their life,” said Commissioner Bruck. For those interested in mentoring, the City of Coral Springs offers a variety of opportunities. The Police Department Youth Mentoring Program has three divisions of mentoring: · The Business Mentoring Program, which consists of group activities like community projects and field trips. · Girls Mentoring Program T.A.G. (Together Achieving Goals), which teaches young girls about role models in different fields of work. · The Mentor Speakers Bureau – a membership for volunteers to speak to middle school students Fresh Start, which is an alternative to suspension. If you are interested participating in any of the Youth Mentoring Programs, please call 954-346-1289. The City of Coral Springs Human Resources Department also provides mentoring services for high school students. For more information, please contact Pat Mirabello at 954-344-5907.