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Mentoring Children for Tomorrow

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT)

January marks "National Mentoring Month," and a local organization wants you to get involved. "Mentoring Children for Tomorrow," is a program that matches local children who have a parent in prison with a mentor. The program requires mentors to make at least a one year commitment, and spend six to eight hours with their mentee monthly. Officials with MCT say they're desperately seeking mentors.

Tonja Murphy, the Director of Mentoring Services for "Mentoring Children for Tomorrow," says, "we want the kids to have a long lasting relationship with their mentor, we don't want mentors to replace parents because these children do have parents, but we want them to be there to be a support, be there to show them a role model."

For more information on how you can help in Hinds, Rankin or Madison counties, contact Tonja Murphy at 601-352-7125; or tmurphy@lesm.org.

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