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JUMP hits the lanes

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The recent JUMP group activity was bowling and pizza at the Plaza Lanes. Sixteen mentors and mentees attended and had a great time bowling together. This is just one of the many group activities available for participants in the JUMP program, which is a mentoring program for the youth of Montgomery County. The JUMP program provides one on one relationships between an adult volunteer or married couple and a child. The goal is to provide support and positive role models for kids and to allow them to try new things in a safe environment. “One of the mentees had only been bowling twice in his life and both times were with his mentor,” said Jill Hampton, program director. “He was really excited about next month’s Monster Golf outing because he has never played putt putt gold in his life. These are just a small part of what the JUMP program offers kids. New experiences and a chance to succeed at a variety of things. This is so important for kids.” To become a volunteer, you must be 21 years of age or older and have some extra time to spend with a child who could use some positive support. It is a great way of giving back to the community and in a way that affects the future of our youth. If you are interested in learning more about mentoring, contact Jill Hampton at 765-362-0694, ext. 103 or email jill@mcysb.org. To learn more about the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, visit www.mcysb.org or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mcysb.org.

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