UCOM To Help One Wyoming Recruit 1,100 Mentors for Wyoming Public School Students
August 30th, 2013
Can you spare an hour a week to relate to a student in Wyoming MI?
"We fought poverty and poverty won...We're not going to program our way out, but...transform neighborhoods from the inside." This recent pronouncement from the Rev. Tony Campbell who just left a VP position at Heart of West MI United Way to work for the Reformed Church in America perfectly expresses the philosophy behind the current effort of One Wyoming.
UCOM has been involved in One Wyoming planning from the first meeting. Now we join 78 local churches, the 700 businesses of the Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce, community leaders, city officials and employees in recruiting mentors for students.
In exchange for an initial 90-minute training session and one hour a week spent in building a relationship with a student, you gain a new friend, a greatly enriched life and a happier, healthier, wealthier and wiser community--transformed from the inside.
In his keynote address to a kickoff rally of about 200 people, Kris Mathis, author of From Success to Significance, set the tone in three points: "It's possible. It's hard. It's worth it."
To make a difference in the life of a child, get further information and register as a mentor visit www.OneWyoming1On1.org, it's not too late to register! (Tell them UCOM sent you.) You can also contact UCOM Executive Director Bruce Roller at bruce.roller@UCOMgr.org or (616) 241-4006 x32.
Registration paper work available here.