Success After 6 program seeks mentors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – This September, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley launched “Success After 6,” an after-school program designed to help elementary school students build important skills that they’ll use throughout their life.

The pilot program is always looking for volunteers to help with tutoring, supplemental programming and after-school support.

One Youngstown State University Honors students has been tutoring for the program for a couple of months. She encouraged others to get involved.

“What better way to start making an impact than in your own back yard? And you will find that these students enliven you. They bring a new view to your world,” said tutor Marissa Gray.

Mentors say, not only does the program give them the chance to get involved with students and help them learn, the mentors themselves also learn from the students.

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