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Mentors sought for McDowell County youth

January 22, 2014
Associated Press

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Catholic Charities West Virginia is looking for adults willing to participate in a youth mentoring program in McDowell County.

The program is aimed at helping reduce truancy and anti-social behaviors among the county's youth while improving their development and school achievements.

Catholic Charities is involved in the project with the public-private Reconnecting McDowell partnership, the West Virginia University Extension Service and McDowell County Public Schools.

A meet-and-greet is scheduled for Thursday at Mount View Middle School in Welch. State Catholic Charities interim southern region director Carol Bailey says work is being done on matching mentors with youth participants and planning school-based mentoring sessions. But she says more mentors are needed.

More information about the program can be obtained by calling (304) 425-4306.


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