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Adult Mentors Needed For Second Year Of Youth Mentoring Program At CREC Public Safety Academy In Enfield

At one of last year's final mentoring sessions at CREC's Public Safety Academy in Enfield, Big Brother Mark Kloter poses with his Little Brother, Jerome.
At one of last year's final mentoring sessions at CREC's Public Safety Academy in Enfield, Big Brother Mark Kloter poses with his Little Brother, Jerome.
Both male and female adult mentors are needed now by Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters for an after-school youth mentoring program that is starting shortly at the Capitol Region Education Council's Public Safety Academy in Enfield. The announcement was made by Tara Gill, Site-Based Coordinator for Nutmeg who will be managing the program.

"Everybody at CREC and Nutmeg are extremely excited about this venture," said Gill. "The program is beginning its second year and will meet every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The children being mentored are students from CREC's Public Safety Academy in Enfield. We're anticipating that some of the adults mentoring those children will be CREC employees, but we're also hoping that many men and women from Enfield and the surrounding communities investigate the opportunity to discover how much fun and rewarding a mentoring experience can be."

Those interested in taking part in the program need not have prior experience in working with children or have child-related academic degrees. Mentoring candidates must be 21 years-old and must be willing to commit to the program for the entire school year. Mentors in the Nutmeg program at CREC's Public Safety Academy will spend their 1 hour and a quarter each week building a friendship with their mentees, helping them with their schoolwork, and playing games and doing activities with them.

"It's amazing what these programs achieve, for both mentors and the children being mentored," said Andy Fleischmann, Nutmeg's President and CEO. "By giving their mentees the invaluable gifts of their friendship and support, mentors can alter their perspective on what the world can offer - and can change the life of a child. Time and time again, Big Brothers and Sisters who've been matched with a child tell us how hugely gratifying it is for them to experience the impact they're having. Many say they get as much or more out of the experience as the child they're matched with!"

For more information on taking part in the Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters after-school youth mentoring program at CREC's Public Safety Academy in Enfield, contact Site-Based Coordinator, Tara Gill, at: 860-502-2518. Her e-mail address is: tgill@bbbsnutmeg.org.

Learn more about CREC at: www.crec.org.

For more information on Nutmeg, visit: www.nutmegbigbrothersbigsisters.org

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