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WAVE 3 Editorial – March 21, 2013: Mentor

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By Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager

It's a challenging world for young people.

They face dwindling job opportunities, bullying, and social media meltdowns. They are part of a generation with academic scores falling below other nations. They could be the first generation of Americans who may experience not being better off than their parents.

But we all know exceptional young people. Just this week nearly 50 high school seniors from public, private and parochial schools in Jefferson County were honored by area Rotary clubs as unsung heroes for their meaningful service in our community and over 1,000 high school girls participated in a leadership development conference in Louisville where they were encouraged to embrace their strengths.

Take the time to mentor a young person. We know the challenges they face. But we can make a difference and turn those challenges into opportunities that will make their lives – and ours – better.

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