Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Norwood Service League’s new youth mentoring program

Recently, we talked with the Norwood Service League’s Program Director Lisa Quintanilla to find out more about their youth mentoring program. For once, our timing was pretty good because it just so happens they’re rolling out the new Young Navigator Youth Mentoring Program, and it might be just the right fulfilling volunteer opportunity some of our readers are looking for.

Lisa tells us this new community-based program will be for 2007-2008 Norwood High School students. Individual volunteers from the community will be linked with 10th grade students to provide consistent support, guidance, and concrete one-to-one help to encourage students to continue their education and set positive goals for their young adult lives. Mentors are encouraged to make contact with their student once a week and expose the student to an educational-based or activity twice a month. They are asked to make a one-year commitment of their time listening, building trust, establishing a relationship, supporting and guiding the students.

If you’d like to make a huge difference in the life of one of our 10th graders this year, call Lisa at 924-2560.

We want to wish the Norwood Service League a very Happy 90th Birthday. Lisa said that rather than celebrating this milestone with a single event, they’ve been celebrating it all year with a big “90th” banner at events they attend.