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Youth Council member salute their mentors
Youth Council member salute their mentors

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The North Little Rock Mayor’s Youth Council will host a reception for ten mentors at the fourth annual Compass Awards Program on Thursday, January 27, at 7:00 at the North Little Rock Community Center at Pershing and Willow.

Eight council members will honor their mentors with a short ceremony by reading a personal tribute to each and making an awards presentation.  Council members were asked to choose adults who had set them on or kept them on the right path, and had played a large role in helping them to become who they are today.  Mentor honorees are Leonard Speyer, Robbie Scott, Sherry Ratliff, Paul Holderfield, Jr., Orlando Moore, Kiya Golden, Kendra Leirer, Susan Harris, and Cathy Harris.  Council members are Lauren Rainbolt, Brisa Bartczak, Claudine Carr, Micah Turner, Xenia Cooley, Christopher Leirer, Elizabeth Harris and Jordan Key.

The 10th Annual National Mentoring Month campaign is underway this month with broad support from governors, mayors, businesses, nonprofit groups, and celebrities across the country. The campaign’s goal is to recruit volunteer mentors to help young people achieve their full potential.  The campaign also encourages Americans to reach out to thank or honor those individuals who encouraged and guided them, and had a lasting impact on their lives.  Additional information about National Mentoring Month is available at http://www.mentoring.org/.

The public is welcome.  For more information on this event call Jan Scholl, Director, NLRMYC, at 951-0866.