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New mentoring program at Phyllis Wheatley offers opportunity for children and adults

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Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is beginning a school/community center based, one-on-one mentoring program for children in the community. The center is reaching out to surrounding communities in search of potential mentors. Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is beginning a school/community center based, one-on-one mentoring program for children in the community. The center is reaching out to surrounding communities in search of potential mentors. Research has shown that pairing "at risk youth" one-on-one with caring and responsible adult mentors greatly increases the child's chance of developing the social and academic skills needed to succeed in school and in life.

Mentors would meet with a student for one hour per week during the school year to engage in a variety of social and academic activities. Phyllis Wheatley Center staff will provide training for anyone volunteering to be a mentor.
One recent mentor was quoted as saying, "I think the experience is more fulfilling to me than to my mentee!"

Located at 1301 10th Avenue North in Minneapolis, Phyllis Wheatley celebrates eighty-two years of helping children and families. It is the oldest social service agency in Minnesota that delivers social services to diverse communities. Phyllis Wheatley's mission is to provide comprehensive quality programs in life-long learning, child development and family support for the diverse Greater Minneapolis community. Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is a United Way community partner, a member of Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) and United Neighborhood Centers of America, Inc. (UNCA).

Visit their web site at www.phylliswheatley.org or call Brad Bourn at 612-374-4342 for information.
 

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