Mentor North is a community based mentoring program in Duluth and Superior, and they are putting the word out that they are in desperate need of mentors for kids in our community. Mentor Duluth has been part of the community for over 80 years developing into Mentor North in 2019 combining the cities of Duluth and Superior.

The mission of Mentor North is to celebrate youth and support their families through one-on-one mentorship and community engagement.

As of right now Mentor North is in need of 40 mentors for their new Five Point Academic Mentoring Program, which is designed to help students with homework. WDIO reports "To be a Five Points Mentor, you commit to meeting the mentee you're assigned once a week for one hour over the course of the school year. The Five Points Mentors provide academic support and encouragement for youth as they navigate the upcoming school year."

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I can't even imagine how difficult this school year will be for many kids all across the country who may be doing school virtually, and I empathize with the parents who are trying there best to help with their child's studies. Obviously some kids do better than others in this type of environment, but for kids that need some extra help, even being in the classroom may not be enough when they get home and are trying to do homework.

If helping with homework is not a good fit for you they also are in need of mentors for their community programs in Duluth and Superior with over 200 kids on the waiting list. The time commitment for a community mentor is 4 to 8 hours a month. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or would like more information click here.