Saturday, December 15, 2007

Calling Mentors for African-American Students

Dana Boone writes this week:

“One hour a week. . . . That's all that is needed from adult mentors to help African-American students in Des Moines who are participating in an annual academic competition. But guess what? There are more students than mentors.

‘That is a critical, critical piece. We need mentors to spend time helping the students prepare,’ said Gretchen Woods, youth adviser for the Des Moines Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).”
. . . .
For more information about becoming a mentor or providing opportunities for students to showcase their skills, call Sonya Collier, the student mentor coordinator for ACT-SO at 515-778-0845.”

Dana Boone’s full story is in the Iowa Independent.

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