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12/12/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Mentors needed for seventh-graders

WEST AKRON — Project Ujima and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit County are partnering to offer a Mentoring Program for seventh-grade students at Buchtel Community Learning Center, 1040 Copley Road.

Thirty mentors are needed. Adults ages 18 and older are eligible.

Mentoring will take place on Thursdays beginning Jan. 16. Mentors will arrive any time between 3:15 and 4 p.m., and the sessions will end at 5:30 p.m. Mentors must commit for at least one year. The summer schedule is flexible.

Mentor training will take place Jan. 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. or Jan. 11 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

To sign up to volunteer or for more information, contact Crystal Jones at 330-434-7988 or CLJ@akrontrust.org or Linda Slack at 330-203-2841 or omivillage@gmail.com.


Stephanie Kist contributed to this report.

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