Reinstate Mentor RI funding
To the Editor:
Just notified that at Tuesday’s School Committee meeting the entire funding for the Warwick Mentoring Program was cut from the budget. I understand the Cities concern over money issues and how that will affect all of us residents in Warwick but having said that I must speak out and express my disappointment with this action.
Many of you know me as a strong advocate for Clean Warwick Waters and the Facilitator of Friends of Warwick Ponds but I am also a mentor. I have been a Warwick mentor for more than 20 years. In that time I have seen, witnessed and been part of the impact we have on young students who need help, need a role model, need a friend. Our impact on their life cannot be measured in dollars and cents but in their future contributions as good citizens of society.
I would ask all present and former mentors as well as others to voice your opinions to city officials.
The children are the future of our city, state and country so let’s recognize that fact and reinstate the funding.