Mentor Program for Boys Kicks Off for the Summer

The “We Got This” mentor program for young men has started again for the Summer.

The program is for boys aged 12 to 16.

“Young men came to the community garden at 9th and Ring looking to make some money cleaning up their neighborhood,” Alderwoman Coggs said. “What they found in addition was leadership, mentorship and a community ready to rally around them to keep them from going astray. I hope more generous donors will give of their time and their means to keep ‘We Got This’ going for yet another summer.” 

The “We Got This” initiative takes place on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. until noon in the Borchert Field neighborhood. Boys and teens who show up receive $20 for landscaping and gardening work, as well as neighborhood cleaning and other small projects.

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