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Become a mentor today through the JUMP program

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Brent is a 7-year-old boy who comes from a family with three siblings — one of which has some mental health issues that take up much of the family’s time. Because of this, Brent is often not given as much time and attention as his mother would like him to have. She is seeking a mentor for Brent so he can have a better life and more time spent with a positive adult role model.

Brent’s mom describes him as laid back and not a problem at home. In fact, he is helpful with his younger brother and with his mom. She said he can be shy at first but comes out of it quickly. He’s a great kid who likes to watch TV, play with Hot Wheel cars, build with Legos and play with their chickens. He hasn’t learned how to ride a bike yet but that is something he would really like to learn.

Brent said he likes school and his favorite subject is art. He is involved in Cub Scouts and wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. He likes to play with trucks, play outdoors with a ball or ride his Power Wheel. If he had a mentor, he would like to go to the zoo, eat at McDonald’s, make and eat cookies, go swimming or go to a water park. He is good at climbing and reading, but would like to get better at kicking a ball. He loves books about dragons and if he could be anyone in the world, it would be Spiderman.

Brent is a great kid and would be fun to spend time with, doing just about anything. If you are interested in becoming a mentor to Brent, you must be over the age of 21 and a male or a couple if you prefer mentoring together.

“Mentoring is important for the youth of our community but it is also fun for both the adult and the child,” said Jill Hampton, JUMP program director.

Reach her at 765-362-0604, ext. 103 or email jill@mcysb.org if you are interested in learning more.

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