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Troy Talk: Why You Should Mentor During January, National Mentoring Month

  • tt-mentorship.jpgYou can influence someone’s life directly and often quickly.
  • You can contribute to the betterment of an individual and society at large.
  • You can become a better you by placing someone else first.
  • You can better appreciate the effects of a mentor on your dreams, aspirations and successes.

Each of the aforementioned points are key takeaways from the joy of being a mentor to someone, whether personally or professionally. Furthermore, mentoring is a proven strategy that is integral for long lasting and positive development of our youth.

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Troy Talk: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Service And You

mlk_ad.jpgOn Monday, January 15, we will celebrate a holiday dedicated to one of America’s greatest leaders of the 20th century: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Public remembrances often evoke some emotion in all of us, leaving us with a strong sense of history as we ponder a specific person or event, seemingly frozen in time. The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is different. While it honors the man for his impact, influence and achievements in civil rights for all people, it offers something more.

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Troy Talk: Nuclear Power's Impact On New Jersey

tt-nuclear.jpgIt would be difficult to volunteer a word that has more potential for raising a reflexive concern than the term nuclear. While we know the benefits that nuclear energy provides — plenty of affordable, reliable energy to the world — we allow, privately at least, to fall into the valley of doubt, skepticism and fear about its continued use.

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