Mentoring program needs volunteers

Pillars of Hope needs volunteers.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren would like to expand the mentoring program for students in the Rochester City School District and offer more of them a connection with professionals who are African-American and Hispanic, she said during a Feb. 1 press conference at Martin Luther King Jr. School No. 9.

Currently, about 67 volunteers serve in eight schools, according to information from the mayor’s office. The goal is to have 10 volunteers per school and offer the program in more schools, the mayor said.

Pillars of Hope volunteers share their stories and offer support for their students to inspire and motivate them during one-hour monthly sessions at a school, according to Rochester City Council President Loretta Scott, who is a volunteer.

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