Human connections are the glue that holds us all together, and mentorships are often the most meaningful of all such connections. Paul Muratore spent thirty years as a mentor to troubled youth at a local residential agency and saw the powerful ways lives could be changed with the help of a caring adult.
Blessed with the opportunity to pursue a second career, Paul knew he would focus on mentorship. Connections has facilitated 68 matches since inception; currently there are 32 active matches, including several young women who were victims of trafficking/sexual exploitation. 94% of these youth are in stable housing and 93% are in either in school or have already graduated. Astoundingly, 93% have had no further contact with the criminal justice system. Paul was on the right track when he began Connections – and so many fortunate young men and women have benefited. Our funds are directed to a new staff position for this lean organization.