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Historic, 'Lifelong Teacher' Dies at 87
Daily Press, North Carolina, December 30, 2003

Berkeley Scholars-to-Cal Program Teams Current Students with Area Youngsters
UC Berkeley News Center, December 8, 2003

Mentoring Program Helps Turn At-Risk Youths into Leaders
Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 11, 2003

Local Men Help Shape Lives by Serving as Father Figures
Lodi News Sentinal, June 14, 2003

Budding Artists Score Mentors
MaineToday.com, June 16, 2003

Mentoring...Experience the Magic
Kentucky New Era, May 31, 2003

Mentors Reach Out to Local Kids
Appeal Tribune, May 21, 2003

Mentoring Program Brings Success To Western Students
The Daily Record, April 24, 2003

Program Raises Girls' Grades, Self-Esteem
The Dallas Morning News, April 21, 2003


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Historic, 'Lifelong Teacher' Dies at 87
Daily Press (Virginia), December 30, 2003

Up until her final days, Mary L. Passage was working to help children. Mrs. Passage, the first woman principal of a major Virginia high school who later helped start Newport News' first alternative school, died Saturday at age 87. Mary L. Passage Middle School was named in her honor. "Education has suffered a great loss. She was a real educator."

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Berkeley Scholars-to-Cal Program Teams Current Students with Area Youngsters
UC Berkeley News Center, December 8, 2003

"It's common knowledge that mentoring helps students with their studies. But what if a fifth grader was guaranteed a mentor for eight years straight, and for four to six hours every week? And what if that student and his or her family received other services to help keep them on track?"

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Mentoring Program Helps Turn At-Risk Youths into Leaders
Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 11, 2003

"[Heather] Brown said it's not just about packing their minds with knowledge and the confidence that they can go to college and--like their mentors--become anything they want...[T]his is part of a growing labor of love throughout the Richmond area. Churches, businesses and individuals are reaching out to at-risk children, mentoring and tutoring them...It's not complicated. As Brown says, 'Nurture the child. Heal the family. Rebuild the community.'"

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Local Men Help Shape Lives by Serving as Father Figures
Lodi News Sentinal, June 14, 2003

"Father's Day occurs once a year, but the positive influence of a father has lifelong effects. Perhaps even more invaluable is the male role model who shepherds young people other than his own children."

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Budding Artists Score Mentors
MaineToday.com, June 16, 2003

"It was 8:07 a.m., June 5 in a home economics classroom seemingly turned college-town coffee shop. While many Messalonskee students strolled the hallways of their school, readying themselves for another day of classes, a group of nearly a dozen artists, musicians and poets gathered to share their talents with like-minded peers."

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Spending time with someone younger than you can only make you feel younger too. Isn't that a sort of magic?"

Matthew Tol Dye,
First Place,
Todd Central High School

Mentoring...Experience the Magic
Kentucky New Era, May 31, 2003

"'As president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Pennyrile, I had the honor of reading the winning entries of the agency's third annual essay contest at a recent volunteer appreciation reception...

Using the theme, 'Mentoring…Experience the Magic,' students either shared their memories of a special person they admire or wrote about their ideas of what mentoring is.'"

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Mentors Reach Out to Local Kids
Appeal Tribune, May 21, 2003

"A mentor for Operation Starfish, Shelley Neagle knows a little caring mixed with a little time are all that’s needed to show a student she is important... 'My student is so talented. I think kids need someone outside their family to show an interest in them, 'Neagle said. 'I think an outside person really enforces the message to the kids that 'Maybe, I am worth it.'"

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Mentoring Program Brings Success To Western Students
The Daily Record, April 24, 2003

"As a 13-year-old, David Perdue was a struggling student. Being somewhat shy and a loner, the eighth-grader said he made the mistake of hanging with the wrong crowd. As a result, he got suspended from school for having alcohol on campus and frequent fighting. The Harnett County Juvenile Services received his case and recommended David to the Governor's One-On-One Volunteer Program of Harnett County...Fifteen-year-old David is now a high-achieving student in his class, has chosen better friends and has an improved personal outlook on life. He contributes his accomplishments to lessons learned through the One-On-One program."

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Program Raises Girls' Grades, Self-Esteem
The Dallas Morning News, April 21, 2003

"When Bernadette Nutall and Dianne Robinson volunteered as Big Sisters to girls in South Dallas more than a decade ago, they noticed that girls didn't know how to behave in social settings...The women decided they needed to reach more than a few girls at a time, so they started a mentoring program aimed at teaching grade-school girls 'the things we were taught growing up.'"

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