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By Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media Reviewer

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In an age where celebrities, rap stars, and athletes are shaping the dreams of adolescents worldwide, Mentors offers young people a deeper, more fulfilling look at the historical heroes who have helped shape our world. Mentors takes the everyday realities and problems facing today's teens and offers them positive examples of role models who have insightful ways of dealing with the issue at hand.

Mentors is funny, entertaining, and historically interesting. The only drawback is that since Mentors was originally filmed in the 1990s, the technology may seem a little outdated to kids of the tech-friendly Generation Y. That aside, Mentors is a great historical program that may even inspire kids to develop a greater appreciation of history, science, philosophy, and civic responsibility.

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