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GANAS needs more mentors


Last updated 3/13/2008 at Noon

GANAS (Guide, Advise, Nurture And Support) is in need of more mentors.

It enlists one mentor for every two to three students (“mentees”) and the group averages around 10 participants.

The program helps children ages 9 to 14 to realize that they have positive alternative paths in life besides gangs, drugs and crime.

Mentees discuss issues of concern, such as peer pressure, keeping secrets, education and values (respect, consideration) as well as good news and bad news.

Activities include outside walks, games, art projects and field trips. The program is held in the community rooms of apartment complexes where the children live. The sessions take place weekly for 12 weeks and the meetings last about 90 minutes.

Currently, there are three program sites. At these sites there are a combined total of 32 children and nine mentors.

GANAS needs three mentors due to scheduling conflicts with previous mentors.

Please volunteer for this worthy cause, as committed and caring adults can make a difference in young people’s lives and at the same time help reduce crime in our wonderful community.

The GANAS program falls under the not-for-profit program of the Fallbrook Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee.

For more information about the program, contact Pat Braendel at (760) 731-9127, Phyllis Sweeney at (760) 731-3037 or Patsy Loughboro at (760) 728-6918.

Pat Braendel


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