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Beth Collins has lunch with her lunch buddy, Asani, a 4th grader at Carlos Elementary School, every other week. Contributed photo.

Invest in the future: Mentor a child

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Research shows that young people who have mentors are less likely to use drugs, skip school or be involved in criminal activity.

Research shows that involvement in mentoring enhances a company's image, increases employee performance and impacts the future workforce.

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So the question is, if you are the owner or leader of a company, why wouldn't you support mentorship opportunities?

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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