Mentors 4 Kids Visits Kiwanis

Mentors 4 Kids Visits Kiwanis
Mentors 4 Kids Visits Kiwanis

The Harrisburg Kiwanis held their weekly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Ponderosa. President Tom Fleege’s guest speaker was Vickey Taake, Executive Director of Mentors 4 Kids, which serves Franklin, Gallatin, Jefferson, Saline, White & Williamson Counties. M4K’s mission is to provide children in need with a caring, volunteer adult role model to befriend them & spend quality time with them. How to be a mentor: 1) apply 618-252-1012, 2) 1 year relationship, 3) 6 hours per month, 4) weekly contact 5) positive role model – all ages needed.
Schools are a source of referrals for children & calls in also. Presently 25 children are in the program with mentors needed for 10 children.
Funding is provided by: foundation grants, sponsors, local donors & fundraisers.
Harrisburg Kiwanis donated $500 to Mentor 4 Kids.
Shown in photo are President Tom Fleege & Vickey Taake.
Photo by James D Bond, Kiwanis Public Relations & SI Dollar Saver Publisher