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4B Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001 Bulletin, Progressive, According to Kathryn Mott, the many tutoring and men- toring activities in the area are some of Plumas County's best-kept secrets. "There are many organiza- tions who are trying to help our children, and they all need more volunteers. The li- brary is a very buzzing place, alive with tutors and chil- dren-but there are many children on the waiting list who need help." Mott has volunteered with the Plumas County Literacy Program for three years. She works with children and adults every Wednesday, teaching them the basic skills they need for reading, such as recognizing consonants and vowels and their correspond- ing sounds. The premise of mentoring programs is that children must grasp basic skills to build a foundation for future Photo submitted Mentor Kathryn Mott works with one of her students, Moises McCulloch, while his mother, Yolanda, looks on. learning, that, they read to learn." As Mott explains, "Children If a child misses one of the learn to read between kinder- basic steps in learning to garten and third grade; after read, for instance, they may fall further behind every year. to succeed in school, raise niche for everyone who The situation can compound their self-esteem and lead to to volunteer to work itself, as children at the lower greater self-reliance as stu- children. "Depending end of the learning spectrum dents gain the skills which hours and availability, uire more time from theirhelp the succeed, your particular back teachers, who have 20 to 30 The children aren't the only you ma] other students to teach as ones who benefit, mentary school child well. "I love working with these read or a high school One-on-one instruction kids! It's so rewarding to conquer algebra." with children who need extra watch them experience learn- tors are matched to help can benefit the whole ing breakthroughs, and to see based on individual class. Obviously, the same their self-confidence develop and preferences. The concepts apply to math. as they begin to understand teacher and the Mentor Research shows that regu-new concepts and skills. I ject Staff supply larly scheduled time, working work with the same children and activities. Ongoing one-on-one with a committed, throughout the school year, shops can help mentors caring adult, helps young peo- and they do get to the point their skills. pie succeed in school and in where they don't need me any If you have an hour a life. In addition to assisting more. It's bittersweet. I'm so that you with classwork, mentors en- proud of what they have ac- a child, contact Joleen courage students to do their complished, but I miss each at the Plumas County best, help them get organized, one," Mott says. mic Mentoring Program, remind them to turn in their "But there are always more 503-888-4KIDS. Or work, and generally provide children to take their place-- mentor staff in your needed support, children who are on the wait- nity: Marylou Staggs, Spending just one hour a ing list now, and aren't get- 258-4357; Mary Selking, week with a mentor can im- ting the help they so desper- la, 832-0211; or Emily prove a young person's ability ately need," she adds. ney, Quincy and Mort suggests that there is a 283-3 19. ATTENTION The Plumas County Acade- mic Mentoring Program needs volunteers to help tutor school-age children in basic reading and math. Just one hour a week can help a child succeed in school and, ulti- mately, succeed in life. You don't need any special skills to be a volunteer men- tor, just the desire to children one hour a during the school year. are kids already on the ing list. If you can help, call Plumas County Mentor Program at 4KIDS. In Quincy, 283-4289. 10% to many as The Alliance for Workforce Development has a program for young adults, between the ages of 14 and 21, that helps them develop work-related skills and, ultimately, find employment. Services offered to every- one include career assess- ment to help individuals de- termine their strengths and interests; job searches to help people find jobs; and resume writing and interviewing workshops. Additional services for e gible youths include readiness training, and work experience grams that let young earn a paycheck while ing new skills. For more information any of these no-cost call the Employment Training Center at or the at 25%5057. Insurance Agency Ltc. #0140935 Serving Lassen & Plurnas Counties since 2883 QUINCY 28: :L1L12 808 MAINST; 400 W. MAIN ST. 1-800280-7291 14100-300-1180 WESTWOOD * 256"3218 319 BIRCH ST. 1-800436-3218 topping BUSINESS LISTING The Southern California Yellow Pages visit us today! www. soca lye ll owpages .corn1.. ,,. 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Creditis to pre-inspection and some restrictions apply. 258~2706 PAWS is a private, non-profit organization supported entirely by 352 Pineleaf Dr. individual donations. Your contributions are always welcome and Meadow Valley ~o ~. st, e~r,z 5=. p are fully tax-deductible. PAWS- P.O. Box 125, Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-2953 (BIB) 88~-4~ QUINCY MOVING Pmtola Stan & Paula Buus "Please help find District Altomff SmmaHIle these animals homes" PLUMAS-SlERRA REC Electricity * 5atelllte TV * Internet I~B