New mentoring program begins in Prichard

A new mentoring program in Prichard aims at touching the lives of at-risk children.

The Edmund Allen rice day of mentoring took place at the bright spot off Berkley Avenue.

Children and teenagers were split into groups.as they learned about how to prepare for college, prevent teenage pregnancy and the dangers of drugs.

One participant says he learned a lot.

“I enjoyed it a lot, i learned a lot and I didn’t really know about everything, especially about scholarships. I didn’t know they could look at your Facebook and it could mess up your scholarship. I really didn’t know that.”

Today was the program’s first day, but organizers hope to continue to mentor the kids until they have all graduated from college.

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