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Local mentors’ breakfast awards ceremony Oct. 30
Mentors ‘can make a difference in the life of a child’

October 18, 2012

Mentor Me North Georgia Board Chairman Virgilio Perez Pascoe gives mentor Brian Criste the award of Mentor of the Year in January. ALDO NAHED.
CUMMING, Ga. — Mentors will be honored at the 2012 Magic Moments Breakfast, sponsored by Mentor Me North Georgia.

The breakfast will be held at 7:30 am, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center, 7745 Majors Road in Cumming.

"Mentor Me provides a vital service to our community," said Virgilio Perez Pascoe, board chairman and a mentor. "Our mentors do fun things with their mentees, like going to movies, parks and sporting events. But, most important, they are friends who can develop healthy relationships with the children."

Mentor Me is a nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one mentoring relationships between volunteer adults and children.

The program will highlight how important mentors are for children at risk.

"Mentors play a key role in helping so many children stay on the right track and become successful adults," Pascoe said. "We encourage everyone who would like to help children to join us at the breakfast.

"We can make a difference in the life of a child," he said.

Most of the children who are mentored come from single parent homes, or are living with grandparents or foster parents.

They may be referred by a school social worker or parents and guardians who just want to provide children with mentors who can be role models and friends.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Forsyth is the corporate sponsor for this year's breakfast.

Tickets are $15.

To purchase tickets, or to make a donation to help local children, visit www.mentormenorthga.org.

Please RSVP and purchase tickets by Oct. 27. For more information, call 678-341-8028, or email sylvia@mentormenorthga.org.
• Statistics show children involved in one-on-one mentoring are less likely to start using drugs and alcohol and less likely to skip school.

• Mentored girls are much less likely to get pregnant.

• Children in mentoring programs demonstrate increased self confidence and self esteem, and they show improvement in academic performance and behavior.


WHAT: Mentor Me North Georgia Magic Moments Breakfast

WHERE: Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center, 7745 Majors Road in Cumming

TICKET PRICE: $15 per person or $150 for a table of 10