Thursday, October 20, 2011

MENCONNECT Kick-Off Breakfast this Saturday

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 10/20/2011 No comments
The MENCONNECT 2011-2012 Kick-Off Breakfast takes place this Saturday, October 22 and if you're an adult male in Charlotte who wants to volunteer as a mentor or tutor to make a positive difference in a young boy's life, then you should come see what this program is all about. You'll be served a free, delicious breakfast so what do you have to lose? The event takes place 10-11:30 a.m. at the Charlotte Scottish Rite Building, 4740 Randolph Road.

MENCONNECT is an initiative of Communities In Schools that creates opportunities for positive males in the community to connect with students at four local schools--Berryhill School, Druid Hills Academy, Hidden Valley Elementary, and Thomasboro Academy--to develop long-term mentoring relationships.

I started volunteering with the program last spring when I began mentoring a fourth grader at Druid Hills during the last month and a half of the school year. I would come to his school and have lunch with him once a week. I found that time I spent with him to be very rewarding and not demanding on my schedule at all, and I have continued to be his lunch buddy this school year.

I plan to attend the breakfast this Saturday and hope that several of you will join me there.


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