Student mentors needed for Conway schools

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - If you want to change the life of a child, you might want to consider becoming a mentor.

Today Community members met at Whittemore Park Middle School to learn more about "Aspirations Advocate." The program is a school based, community supported mentoring program, pioneered by the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations.

Program coordinators are looking for community members to get involved in the program, which will roll out in Conway schools. Volunteers will be paired with students and help them focus on self worth, engagement and sense of purpose, the QISA recipe for success

Mentors will get proper training from the QISA, two hours a month, and will spend an hour a week building a relationship with a student in need. As a mentor you visit the student(s) at least one hour a week for lunch, recess or even time in the classroom, to build a friendship and help them meet their goals.

Anyone can get involved from parents, to business owners and retirees. The plan is to roll out training in September, so you still have time to become a mentor.

If you want to become an aspiration advocate contact Whittemore Park Middle School at 843-488-0669.

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