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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Contact: Justine Gazzola
704-315-3259 or jgazzola@charlottenc.gov

(Charlotte, N.C.)  -- As part of National Mentoring Month, Mayor Anthony Foxx and the Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance have scheduled a series of events to encourage and promote mentoring as a way to positively impact young people in the City of Charlotte.  Scheduled events include:

Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance Teen Summit
Saturday, January 21st
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Greenville Center, 1330 Spring Street
Mayor Foxx will provide the welcome at a Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance hosted Teen Summit.  At the Summit, youth will be engaged in fun, interactive workshops on the topics of bullying and gangs, social media, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.  The Summit will provide teens with awareness and tools on how to better navigate many of the pressures facing them in their everyday lives. 

National Mentoring Month Proclamation
Monday, January 23rd
7:00 p.m.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. 4th Street
Mayor Foxx will proclaim January as National Mentoring Month at the City Council meeting.  The proclamation is aimed to raise the community’s awareness of the benefits of mentoring, recognize mentors and encourage more citizens to partake in mentoring a young person. 

Community Service Day
Saturday, January 28th
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Greenville Center, 1330 Spring Street
The Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance is holding a Community Service day where mentors and mentees can participate in community service projects at various non-profit agencies around the Greenville Community. 

The Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance is a coalition of 50 existing mentoring organizations that work together with a primary focus on providing positive role models for young people in areas ranging from academic assistance to leadership development. 

For more information on the Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance, please visit www.mayorsmentoringalliance.org or contact Betty Jackson at 704-336-2928.