Youth Achivement Foundation Seeking Mentors
The Youth Achievement Foundation is in need of men and women who are willing to volunteer two hours per week to help mentor local students in the Garland Independent School District. The Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides one-on-one mentoring for "at-risk" students. Executive Director, Joe Walker, has a passion for finding the right resources to help Garland's students achieve their full potential.
"We choose good kids who are capable of doing well and give them the help and encouragement they need to succeed... It is a great chance to really make a difference in a young person's life." Walker said.
Sessions run from 6 to 8 p.m. and include time for recreation, homework tutoring and character discussions. Each session is conducted in the school with a teacher from that school present for assistance.
Orientations begin Sept. 23 and actual mentoring commences the following week on Sept. 30. For more information, visit www.yaftx.org or call Joe Walker at 214-514-3640.
The Chamber of Commerce extends its sincere gratitude to our local professionals who give of their time and resources to help the next generation grow and succeed in their future.