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Eighth grade service project: We’re looking for adults to give their time

As you may already know, every year the eighth grade class does a service project. This year, we have a great idea. We would like to start a mentoring program. We want to do this because the drug use, alcohol use and teen pregnancies are all very high. In studies, it’s been proven teens with a mentor are less likely to use drugs, alcohol and get pregnant.

We are not asking for money, and are not in any way incorporated with Big Brother, Big Sister.

All we ask for is people who are enthusiastic about mentoring and would like to volunteer. This would be a good way to help your community and young kids, whether they’re in elementary school or high school. Maybe they come from a bad house or don’t fit in. Perhaps they don’t have siblings to hang out with. Either way, they need someone to look up to who is a good influence.

Also, it would get kids out into the real world to find out what they’ll be up against in the future. Though we believe this would be a good program, it is not ready yet, and we need help to make it happen.

Rhett Cook

8th grade, EGMS

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