Speller: The power of caring adults to change the lives of youth

Salinas Californian interview with Kathi Speller of Community of Caring Monterey Peninsula"In the U.S., nearly half of all young people between 10 and 18 years live in situations that put them at risk of not living up to their potential because they don’t have enough positive adult involvement."

So says Kathi Speller, Executive Director of Community of Caring Monterey Peninsula, which provides mentoring programs and other services to youth.

But there's reason for hope, says Kathi -- if we just do what we know works.

"Research shows that teens achieve remarkable stability and confidence from even brief, but regular contact with someone who cares about them."

Read more in the latest of the Californian's ongoing series of interviews with CASP members who are making a difference in our campaign to reduce youth violence.

Salinas Californian
News Item Publication Date: 
Saturday, March 9, 2013