Mentors needed

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 17, 2007

January is national mentoring month



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The YMCA is hoping more interested role models get involved with Selma youth who are waiting for mentors.

Nikki Solomon, enrollment match specialist/coordinator with the YMCA’s Claude C. Brown Family Center, is looking for mentors to work with children grades 6-8. Beginning her second year, Solomon said she is already seeing results in the Triangle Mentoring Program.

She would like to have 60 mentors by March.

Mentors have to be at least 18, and can sign up at any time.

They also have school-based and community based needs.

The school-based program calls for mentors to be more involved, visiting with young people during school. The community mentors visit with young people outside of school.

Mentors go to the movies, go shopping, out to eat and attend the monthly activities together.

This Saturday, they’re going to the Civil Rights Museum in Montgomery and the Wall of Tolerance.

The commitment is for an hour a week, over a 12-month period.

For more information on how to become a mentor, or to get a mentor, call

Solomon at 872-1496.