Support Washington State Mentors and show your Seattle Sounders FC pride by ordering your license plate today. These special license plates were made possible by Lt. Governor Brad Owen. Senate Bill 5152 was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee last year. After much anticipation, the plates are available to order through the Washington State Department of Licensing.
As part of the recently released Role of Risk study (Herrera, DuBois & Grossman, 2013), parents enrolling their children in mentoring programs completed a brief survey to identify a variety of risks faced by their children. The survey drew on past research suggesting that both “environmental” risk (i.e., challenges in the youth’s surrounding life circumstances, such as poverty or living in a dangerous neighborhood) and “individual” risk (i.e., challenges in the young person’s behavior, social or academic functioning, or health) may shape the extent to which youth benefit from mentoring.
Chiquita and Angela who have been matched for three years exude complete joy when they are together. This means a lot considering all the distractions Chiquita faces at home where she helps take care of her three brothers. Angela and Chiquita are best friends and bond over laughter.