A special mentoring program is helping area youth “build bridges” during a time when they need it most.
Mindy Gardner is the director of the Cortland County YWCA’s Bridges for Kids program.
She was featured on Wednesday’s United Way Gas & Grocery Giveaway to discuss her work more. (listen here)
“Normally, we have kids meeting with mentors in person,” said Gardner, “but as we were forced to adjust, we decided to create a pen pal program. College students and local residents can sign up to participate.”
Of the more than 100 children enrolled, Gardner says just over 40 have mentors.
She hopes additional members of the community will get involved.
Get more information on Bridges for Kids at this link.