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Welcome to the IATDP

Educational success changes the lives of our children!

WELCOME TO THE IATDP

A Message from the President

Happy New Year 2021!
January is National Mentoring Month. A perfect time to kick off the new year encouraging, empowering and embracing youth. When you see a youth needing guidance, leadership, a change and a chance, step in and be the life changer. This is a social responsibility we can all be a part of. Why? Because we can be the change. Now is the time to resound the alarm in rebuilding and redirecting our youth mentally and socially and preparing them to be great. The benefits to mentoring can promote   positive attitudes, increase social and emotional development, boost self-esteem and more. Together, we can challenge others globally to make that difference in the lives of our youth. Be the Voice: Be the Change

According to lifechangingexperiences.org, below are a list of benefits to mentoring youth.

BENEFITS TO MENTORING YOUTH

  • Increase high school graduation rates
  • Lower high school dropout rates
  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
  • Better attitude about school
  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school
  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use

MENTORING RESOURCES

Be the Voice: Be the Change!

Dona Mitchell

President, IATDP

Return to School

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Return to School

“With the start of a new school year, a lot needs to happen so that students can learn and thrive without raising the risk of spreading COVID-19. The goal of having children attend school in person — which is how they learn best — will only be safe when a community has the spread of the virus under control.