Friday, March 21, 2008

Mentoring Works celebrate 10 years of helping kids succeed

March 2008 constitutes the 10th anniversary of the Men as Peacemakers Mentoring Works program. What started as a program with 8 men mentoring 8 boys at Grant Elementary School has grown to serve over 400 elementary students each year in its mentoring and reading partner programs.

Men as Peacemakers will celebrate this important milestone and the people and organizations that have made it possible at its Annual Meeting on March 26th. Over the last 10 years more than 1000 local volunteers have given their time to mentor a student. Many more than a 1000 students have been touched, directly, by having a mentor and indirectly by the involvement of these adult volunteers in the school. None of this would have been possible without the constant support and hard work of the principals and staff of our elementary school partners.

Hundreds of additional individuals have supported the effort with cash donations. The Ordean, Northland, Sheltering Arms, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundations, Minnesota Power and SMDC have provided grants that make it financially feasible.

The Annual Meeting will take place:

Date: Wednesday March 26th, 2008
Time: 5:00 – 6:30
Place: Arrowhead Place 2nd floor meeting room – 205 W. 2nd St .
(park in the lot behind the building. The entry is off the parking lot)
Beverages and light snacks will be provided.
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