Mentors Make A Difference

It's an opportunity for all of us to make a difference in our community by volunteering to be mentor to youth in our area.

The "Midlands Mentoring Partnership" is kicking off a community-wide mentor recruitment campaign.

It'll run through the month of August.

The organization hopes to increase awareness about mentoring and the possibilities to get involved.

"That support system helps people to stay on track, to stay in school. to have a dream to go on to college and trade school to get a good job to be able to support their family and to be a happy productive adult in their community. I think those role models make all the difference," Julie Hefflinger of Midlands Mentoring Partnership said.

Last year the campaign brought in 500 new mentor matches.

This year, they're hoping for more at least 640 new mentors.

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