Local mentor program bridges the gap between youth, law enforcement

Photo Courtesy: James Johnson/ Go Mentor

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Dozens of deputies at the Durham County Sheriff’s Office took part in a mentoring program to help bridge the gap between law enforcement and young people in the community.

It’s part of the Go Mentor program, a nonprofit organization that’s vision is to make sure every student is given the opportunities they need to thrive.

Go Mentor trains people who want to connect with our youth.

They serve Durham Public Schools, Wake County Public Schools as well as other school systems and organizations like the YMCA in the Triangle.

Go Mentor has trained more than 500 mentors in 2015.

The organization currently has mentors in 55 schools and after-school programs throughout Durham and Wake County. If you would like to become a mentor or support Go Mentor, click here.

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