About a dozen teens from the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus met on Tuesday evening with a group of Columbus Police officers, including Chief Kim Jacobs. The pretext for the event: a teen-led dialogue with law enforcement.
Studies have shown that disadvantaged teens who participate in mentorship programs are much more likely to succeed later in life than those who don't, but it can often be a struggle to match young mentees with adult mentors. In Columbus, organizations and individuals are working to connect these two groups in creative ways. Today we'll discuss how mentorship programs are impacting young people in Columbus with a panel of guests.