• Washington State Mentors has a new name - Mentoring Works Washington. The new name and brand identity emphasize our growing role as the principal advocate for youth mentoring throughout Washington. Mentoring Works Washington currently serves 34,000 K-12 children through 180 community-mentoring organizations. Over the past 10 years, our efforts have benefited youth, as well as Washington communities, by establishing best practices that lead to improved academic performance and emotional well-being among young people, and by heightening their awareness of the importance of good citizenry, as well as the harmful impact of drugs and alcohol.

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Joshy and Tim

Joshy, a 9 year old Tribal boy, was matched with an eccentric retired special education teacher, Tim. Both of them were looking for a meaningful connection. Joshy had missed many days of school prior to being matched with Tim, a retired teacher. Although very bright, Joshy was falling behind in his academic work.

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