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18TheMentoringProjectworksincollaborationwithseveralEastEndPittsburghPublicMiddleSchoolsandisdesignedtofosterstrongspiritualvaluesacademicexcellencepositiveselfconceptsenhancedwellnesshealthylifestyleslife-skillsdevelopmentandservicetoothers.TheMentoringProjectseekstoprovideopportunitiesforadultmentorstohelp6-8thgradestudentsbecomebetterstewardsoftheirmindsbodyandsouls.Withthatfocusinmind54studentswereenrolledandsuccessfullymatchedwithadultmentorsforthe2010-2011academicyear.Theserelationshipsarethefoundationofprogrammingwhichsupplementsthementor-menteerelationship.Throughtheuseofrelevantprogrammingmatcheshaveopportunitiestoexplorediverseculturesandnewavenuesofphysicalandspiritualdevelopment.ThisyearSaturdayExperiencewasincorporatedintotheprogram.SaturdayExperienceofferedinformalsupplementalmathematicscommunicationsandroboticsthroughoutthecourseof10sessions.TheMentoringProjectcontinuestomakeaconcertedefforttoincludeparentsandfamilyinmoreactivities.TheannualVictoryBanquetoffersachanceforparentsmentorsandmenteestofellowshipinacelebratoryatmosphere.Thisyeareightstudentswerepromotedtoareahighschools.Severalacademicimprovement.StudentswhomadeacademicandorbehavioralprogressduringtheschoolyearwererewardedwithaninvitationtoattendtheculminatingWhileinPhiladelphiastudentsvisitedseveralattractionsincludingtheUniversityofPennsylvaniaIndependenceSeaportMuseumandtheAfrican-AmericanMuseum.MenteesrespondedbycommentingthatItwasagreatprivilegetocomeonthistripandlearnmanynewthings.andItisgoodtolearnmoreaboutmyculture.ParticipantsintheMentoringProjectattendedavarietyoflocalproductionsincludingDreamGirlsBlackNativitytheAlonzoKingBalletandHarrietTubmanLovesSomebody.StudentsalsovisitedtheNationalityRoomsattheUniversityofPittsburgh.MentorsparticipatedinavarietyoftrainingopportunitiesincludingThelifecycleofthementoringrelationship.andTheessentialelementsofbuildingarelationshipwiththementee.FurthertrainingsfocusedonhelpingthementeedeveloppersonallyandspirituallythroughprayerjournalingandBiblereading.educationtothestudents.CertiedinstructorstaughtstudentswereacknowledgedfordemonstratingsignicanteldtriptoPhiladelphiaPennsylvania.MountAraratCommunityActivityCenter2010AnnualReportMentoringProject