ISU Seeking College Age Mentors for Area Youth

August 22 2007

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Center for Public Service and Community Engagement at Indiana State University is coordinating a college/middle school mentoring program in conjunction with Vigo County E.A.S.E., a project coordinated by the Wabash Valley Community Foundation aimed at encouraging at-risk youth to consider higher education.

College students attending Indiana State, Ivy Tech and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College are needed to serve as mentors to at-risk students ages 12-15 of average or above average academic ability who have expressed an interest in higher education. Mentors will meet bi-weekly with the middle school students and attending a monthly training session. In exchange for their service from September to May, mentors will receive a stipend of $5.85 per hour of service.

E.A.S.E., short for Encouraging Access and Success in Education in Vigo County, is committed with providing students with a belief in oneself and instilling in them the value of higher education while providing them greater knowledge of the requirements for postsecondary education. The project is funded by the Lumina Foundation. In addition to Indiana State, Ivy Tech and St. Mary’s, other E.A.S.E. community partners are Ryves Youth Center at Etling Hall, the 21st Century Scholar Program, Vigo County School Corporation, Vigo County Juvenile Probation Office, the Vigo County Public Library and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation.

For more information about the mentoring program or to volunteer to serve as a mentor, please contact Crystal Thomas at (812) 237-8334 or cthomas19@isugw.indstate.edu .

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Contact: Nancy Rogers, Center for Public Service and Community Engagement, (812) 237-2474 or nancyrogers@indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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The Center for Public Service and Community Engagement at Indiana State University is coordinating a college/middle school mentoring program in conjunction with Vigo County E.A.S.E., a project coordinated by the Wabash Valley Community Foundation aimed at encouraging at-risk youth to consider higher education.

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