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News - November 30, 2007

Helping kids see the big picture

Volunteers in 'Partners for New Generations' act as mentors to inspire local students

by Alexa Tondreau

In a young person's life, the smallest amount of interest and support can be influential. One-on-one attention in the form of lunch dates, trips to the park, baseball games, bike rides and just hanging out after school can make all the difference. Providing this attention is the mission of a local nonprofit called Partners for New Generations.

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Posted by Lyle Bickley, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Dec 3, 2007 at 3:27 pm

I'm in my second year as a volunteer mentor associated with Partners for New Generations. I can say without hesitation that mentoring is a great opportunity - and it's a two-way street! It offers an opportunity for those of us who are "grown-ups" to share our wisdom, insights and time with high school kids. In return it gives us an opportunity to gain new insights and perspectives from the kids we mentor.

I would encourage anyone - particularly parents whose kids are grown up - to contact Partners for New Generations and volunteer to be a mentor. It's fun - and truly the veritable "win-win".

Lyle Bickley