With the end of summer comes the start of our school schedule. This means that our Site-based programs will be having study time and the addition of tutors to the program and our Academic Mentoring program is back in session and will be running through the end of the school year.
The agency continues to grow and move forward. We had two new Board Members join us, Breanna Griffin, owner of Any Time Fitness in Hermitage and Ed Carter, Chief of Police at the Jamestown Police Department. In the past two weeks have had seven new volunteers sign up to be mentors and we are anticipating forty new high school volunteers to serve as mentors/tutors in the Academic Mentoring and site-based programs.
None of this would be possible without the help and support of the community. The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce has helped us to recruit mentors, promote the program and connect us to resources here in Mercer County. Joy Cone Company has supported our mission from the very beginning and continue their generous support today, making it possible to provide the programming to the children in our community. And our volunteers who are truly the heart of the agency.