Monday, February 7, 2011

Fair Looks to Boost Mentoring Volunteers

New London (New London, CT) February 4, 2011

"An informational fair held Thursday evening at the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School reiterated a plea issued in December by its mentoring and tutoring coordinator: more mentors are needed.
Several groups came to the school to show what programs are available for prospective mentors. Peter Schulteis, community outreach coordinator for the city of New London, said the hope is to create a collaborative organization of all available mentoring services.
Dr. Nicholas Fischer, superintendent of New London Public Schools, said the schools try to find mentors for children who spend the majority of the day alone or have nowhere to go after school. He said mentors are critical for connecting students with services and activities available to them, and that for every person who signs up to mentor the schools could use four more. The school will let anyone who is interested know what the expectations of the volunteer work are, he said." Read More

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