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New mentoring program aims to help Chattanooga students succeed

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Community leaders in Chattanooga hope a new mentoring program will help make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children.

More than 68 nonprofit organizations and schools joined together for the Chattanooga Mentoring Collective to help improve Hamilton County graduation rates and student success.  Organizers announced the new initiative Tuesday morning at the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy.

385 students have already signed up and leaders need about 400 volunteer mentors to pair with them.

Organizers say studies show students with an adult mentor are less likely to engage in violence and more likely to graduate high school, go to college and hold leadership positions.

They also encourage people who have a mentor in their own lives to spread the word on social media about how it’s impacted them using the hashtag #MentorChatt.

For more information on the program or to sign up as a mentor, visit the Chattanooga Mentoring Collective’s website.

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