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National Mentoring Month is Important to Serve Our Youth

Posted: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 6:23 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-David Hecht

January is National Mentoring Month and Serve our Youth is doing what they can to help out. Serve our Youth has been a non-profit organization for ten years that helps kids in need. Executive Director Bernie Van Roekel tells KNIA/KRLS News that they offer several mentoring programs for kids in nine different Iowa counties. Van Roekel says that their mentors spend one hour per week with a child to try to provide the guidance that the kids need. Van Roekel adds that Serve Our Youth has an office in Pella that reaches kids in Pella, Knoxville, Newton, Oskalsoosa and Ottumwa.