Parents, Here's Help for Surviving Summer
Kids can't want for the end of school and the start of summer vacation,
but sometimes parents dread this time of year: Summer vacation for them
can mean hair-pulling time for you.
Get some help on coping with summer vacation
on Thursday, May 11, from 6-8 p.m. at a special evening for parents
sponsored by Hidalgo Medical Services, Silver Consolidated Schools
and The Wellness Coalition. "A
Parent's Guide to Summer Survival: Planning for a Cool Summer" is
designed to help parents find cool, constructive and meaningful activities
for their children to do over the summer. Various community agencies
will be on hand to tell you about their services and even sign your
kids up for camps. Additionally, parents can attend informative workshops
on coping with some of the difficulties and challenges all parents
face in raising their children.
Summer treats such as an ice cream sundae bar, free massage and a raffle
with prizes such as tickets to movies, bowling, the swimming pool and
other kid-oriented activities, are all part of the fun.
The event will take place in the Little Theater
at Silver High School. It's free and open to everyone, not just parents
of Silver Consolidated Schools students. For more information, contact
Margaret Migliorati at the HMS Silver Schools Clinic, 534-1015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Mentor in the Hermanas Program
The Volunteer Center in Silver City is searching for mentors to be an
inspirational role model for women recovering from substance abuse, as
part of its Hermanas Program. The program pairs mentors with a women
based on common interests, values, goals and other criteria. The mentors
go through a training session to learn how to be a mentor and what to
expect when they volunteer.
By meeting with their mentees once or twice a week, the mentors can
be there to listen and answer their questions about child care, enrolling
in college classes, or even how to create a resume. The mentor can help
the mentee get involved in community events and recreational activities.
Most important, the volunteer can build a positive, supportive female
relationship, which some of the mentees have never had before.
If you are interested in being a mentor, contact
Tina Garnanez at the Volunteer Center, by phone at 388-2988, or by
email at email@example.com.
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