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For Immediate Release

Mentoring Matters, CBS 4 Miami

Miami, FL, June 24, 2019

Media Contact:
Nanette Molina

Easterseals South Florida is grateful to CBS Miami and Lauren Pastrana for selecting Easterseals South Florida for their upcoming “Mentoring Matters” segment, which is aired on Thursday, July 25th at 5:00 p.m. ET on CBS.  Here is the link to the video:  https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/07/23/shes-like-a-second-mother-to-me-special-needs-students-describes-his-mentor-at-easterseals-south-florida/

The segment will featured Stuart, Easterseals Culinary Arts High School graduate and current Easterseals employee along with Ms. Jacqueline “Jackie” Simeon, Easterseals Autism/Exceptional Student Education teacher for over 16 years.  We offer a special thank you to The Children's Trust for nominating us for this story in light of our recent Champions for Children 2019 Program of the Year award.

About Mentoring Matters:
Mentoring Matters is an important CBS4 initiative that recognizes the importance of mentoring in our community.  According to CBS 4, Research has found that students who meet frequently with a mentor are 52-percent less likely to skip school and 46-percent less likely to start using drugs. Mentored students are also 55-percent more likely to enroll in college and 81-percent more likely to participate in sports or extracurricular activities.  Mentoring can also improve a child’s health, literally.  University of Georgia researchers found African-American kids who have the emotional support of mentors did not share the same elevated risk factors as their peers for a range of chronic illnesses.  For more information regarding Mentoring Matters, please visit:  https://miami.cbslocal.com/mentoring-matters/.





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