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High school mentors wanted for Providence after-school initiative

PASA_CBASS_logo167The Providence After School Alliance (PASA) is looking for high school students to mentor students in four city middle schools. Approximately 100 students from Roger Williams, Gilbert Stuart, Hopkins and DelSesto middle schools will participate.

High school mentors will work with City Year to help eighth-graders make the transition to high school. The program includes guest speakers, field trips and discussions led by mentors.

“How better to motivate an eighth-grader to stay in school than to have them work with an aspiring high school student who is excited to be a mentor,” said PASA’s executive director Hillary Salmons.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is paying for the program with a $50,000 grant.

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Written by Anisa Raoof