January was designated as National Mentoring Month in 2002 by President George W. Bush. The month is set aside to promote youth mentoring in the United States. Connecticut’s Shepherds provides 71 mentors to 60 young men and women at two area college prep schools – Kolbe Cathedral in Bridgeport and Notre Dame in West Haven. Shepherds is planning Mentor Appreciation nights later in the month at both high schools. Contact Amy Chickles at email@example.com for more information.