Mentoring youth does pay dividends for both adults and youth. The youth build a strong relationship with their match, while adults report seeing the child open up and really become more engaging at home, in school and in social settings.
The Clay-Union Foundation would like to match youth in our area, so they too can have the benefit of a caring adult mentor who can share new hobbies, interests and ideas with them.
A 16-year-old girl in Vermillion, a 12-year-old boy in Jefferson, a 13-year-old boy in Elk Point and two14-year-old girls in Elk Point are all seeking an adult mentor.
Contact John Gille at (605) 421-5050 for more details, or go to the Web site http://www.clay-unionfoundation.org/ for an application.
The program is funded by many area businesses, organizations and in part by the United Way of Vermillion.