Mentor a child in honor of Dr. King


Published: Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 12:41 a.m.
As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, we should honor his life by helping others in need. So many years after his death, there are still so many poor students who are struggling with very little support outside their teachers' help and guidance.
January is National Mentoring Month, and there is no better time to consider volunteering a few hours a month with a young person in our public schools. All state employees can take an hour off with pay to mentor, and many businesses allow the same opportunity. As a mentor of many years, I have benefited as much as my wonderful mentees.
There are thousands of children in the Gainesville area who desperately need a little more love in their lives. Another caring adult in their life could make a huge difference and maybe help fulfill the Rev. King's dream for an equal opportunity for all of our children.
Steve Uhlfelder, Chair Florida Mentoring Partnership Tallahassee

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