2019 Mentor of The Year: Lauren Harris

U.S. Dream Academy & Southwest Airlines Present Lauren Harris with the 2019 Mentor of the Year Award at the 18th Annual Power of A Dream Gala Described as “energetic, bright, positive and intentional” by Houston Dream Academy Learning Center Director Dipen Bhakta and Mentor Coordinator Walter Hull, Lauren Harris is currently a graduate student at…

Youth Mentoring Benefits

5 Ways Mentoring Helps Children of Incarcerated Parents

Parental incarceration has numerous negative effects on children. According to the National Institute of Justice, the incarceration of parents is one of the risk factors that increase the possibility of a child having following emotional and behavioral challenges, such as: Psychological strain (i.e. emotional trauma, separation anxiety, worry about parent) Anti-social behavior (i.e. feelings of…

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