PATH PEOPLE ATTEMPTING TO HELP Overview
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help 30 clients select nutritious meals to feed their families.
Programs: Prevention of poverty includes PATH's Kid Reach. Kid Reach matches school-based and community-based mentors to children at risk. Mentoring has been proven to help at-risk children overcome the many challenges they face, including breaking the cycle of poverty.
School-Based Mentoring matches volunteers with elementary and middle school aged children identified by school counselors as needing a special friend. Volunteers meet with the student 1 hour per week. Mentors do not provide counseling, but do set goals, study, improve attitudes, social skills and build self-esteem. A mentor is a friend and role model who can positively impact and change the child's attitude toward education.
Applications for mentors and mentees are available in pdf format [requires the free adobe acrobat reader]. For more information or questions concerning any of the Kid Reach program, please contact Kelli Perry at (903) 597.4044, ext. 122.