Victory Over Violence Hosts First Mentoring Fair

Event highlighted organizations working to help youth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Recent crimes involving young people have highlighted the growing need for mentors across Central Arkansas. That's exactly why Victory Over Violence hosted a mentoring fair Thursday designed to connect volunteers with organizations that work to make a difference in the lives of Little Rock youth.

The event was held Thursday evening at the Penick Boys and Girls Club off University Drive.

Mentoring groups like the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, OK Program, Little Rock Kappa League, Boy Scouts of America, and 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock took part.

If you weren't able to attend but want to participate, you can learn more by clicking here.

Mentors are asked to spend a minimum of one hour every week (or 4 hours a month) for the academic year with an assigned student. They're also required to complete mentor program orientation and attend at least two training sessions during the year.

Victory Over Violence is a campaign started by KARK and Fox16 that aims to unite community groups and leaders and be a resource for reducing violent crime and changing lives through improvements in education, jobs, mentoring and hunger.

 


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