News release from Fort Wayne Community Schools:
Study Connection Celebrates National Mentoring Month
(January 16, 2015) – Study Connection, Fort Wayne Community Schools’ after-school tutoring program, will celebrate National Mentoring Month with its newest partner, VOSS Automotive, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Study Connection will share what is new with the program, what it means to get involved and how a small, local business has made a commitment to working with students one hour a week.
Study Connection began in 1989, founded by Don Wolf, retired CEO and president emeritus of Do it Best Corp. In the last two decades an estimated 10,000 students have gone through the program. Volunteers are matched one-to-one with FWCS students who need academic assistance. Students and volunteers meet weekly after school for one hour during the school year with 79 percent of the students bused to and from local businesses for their tutoring sessions. This not only gives students a chance to receive some extra homework help, but also meet a mentor in the community and learn about local career opportunities.
What: Celebrate National Mentoring Month with Study Connection
Where: VOSS Automotive, 4640 Hillegas Road
When: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 3:30 p.m.