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Helping kids succeed

November 7, 2016
in Kids

H&N photo by Kurt Liedtke Sometimes a kid just needs a friend; someone to talk to other than a parent, sibling or peer. That’s the basic philosophy behind the Lake County Youth Mentor Program (LCYMP), a grant-funded initiative largely based on a Klamath County model providing individual mentor pairings and group activities to create a positive, fun and educational environment for kids across Lake County who sometimes need a positive influence in their lives. Launched in the wake of an initiative by the Oregon Community Foundation to establish mentoring programs in rural communities to assist youth, Kathy Miles has led the program since its inception. Miles recruited the help of Debbie Vought, co-founder of the...

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