Flamingos flock to WITC to support Mentor SuperiorAmongst the white snow this spring is a sea of pink.
Amongst the white snow this spring is a sea of pink. The flamingos landed in the lawn at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior this week. Why here? It’s definitely not because the weather is “spring-tastic.” The flamingos are a promotional activity by Mentor Superior, which is trying to get 75 mentors in 75 days. While the flock will leave WITC Thursday, they will continue to congregate around town through May at various locations to raise awareness of the need for adult mentors. The pink birds are scheduled to land at the Blaine Business Center Thursday.
Mentor Superior is a program dedicated to matching positive adult role models with children ages 5-17. Most youth enrolled are from single-parent families or those with special circumstances. Perhaps you know someone who would benefit from having a mentor.
Maybe you are interested in becoming a mentor. Mentors must be over 18 years old with a reliable means of transportation. They also must be able to dedicate 10-12 hours per month for a minimum of one year to their mentee.
There are currently 18 children waiting. The need is great, especially for male mentors. Many of the young boys would love to learn to fish. Mentor Superior encourages no-cost or low cost activities with mentees. Would you or someone you know make a good mentor? Call Rebecca Havik at 218-393-9160, email firstname.lastname@example.org, check the website at www.mentorduluth.org or look up the Mentor Superior Facebook page.