What if I told you that with one initiative you could improve employee retention, boost morale, develop a ­talent pipeline and enhance your company’s reputation?

What if I told you that same initiative could also change the trajectory of a young person’s life and strengthen our ­community? And that it’s already being successfully implemented in businesses across the United States and here in Minnesota.

It’s mentoring. January is National Mentoring Month, and it provides an opportune time to spotlight the ways youth mentoring meets business goals and community needs.

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