Information session for Pillars of Hope Program tonight at City Hall

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – The Rochester City School District is holding an information session for their Pillars of Hope Program Wednesday at City Hall at 6 p.m. The district is looking for Black and Latino professionals to mentor kids this upcoming school year.

Elementary and middle school students will be matched up with adults who look like them. The goal is to help kids overcome challenges—and reach their full potential.

“Pillars of Hope matches students from the Rochester City School District with caring adults who look like them and confronted hardships and setbacks that look like theirs to help them learn how to overcome adversity and gain a foothold on a path to lifelong success,” said Mayor Evans. “This program puts the very best of Rochester’s Black and Brown communities in a position to offer examples from their own lives to help every child in Rochester reach their full potential. I encourage anyone who fits this description to consider becoming a Pillar of Hope and witness the rewards of changing lives for the better.”

Mentors commit to spending at least one hour each month participating in Pillars of Hope team activities and fostering a personal connection with students with whom they can identify a shared experience.

You can also attend virtually, here.

To learn more about Pillars of Hope, click here.