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County receives $300,000 mentoring grant
Volunteers needed to work with local youth
Mentoring grant
Mentoring Program Coordinator Margaret Lawhorn (second from left) shares her love of children with students at Jackson School. Lawhorn is recruiting adults who are interested in mentoring local sutdents in grades 5-8. Call 432-0951 for more information.
Ask anyone who works with children what the greatest factor is for success in a young person’s life, and you will hear the same answer over and over -- the presence and involvement of a caring adult. “Having a positive adult role model in your life provides a stable guiding force,” said Kershaw County School District Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Project Director Kevin Rhodes. “We’ve seen this be the common factor regardless of social, economic or educational background -- young persons who have more positive adults in their lives have better school attendance, higher grades and generally are more successful in life.”