Our very own 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Quick-Hooker has been recognized by the Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate, (BMRA) a program of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City School, for her great spirit of volunteerism.
Ms. Quick-Hooker shared her experience, talking of the commitment she has honored beginning four years ago. She will continue mentoring her student through high school as her mentee enters college providing guidance and support, acting an extra trusted adult, a sounding board - another person whom the mentee knows is "in her corner".
Ms. Quick-Hooker offered that her involvement includes two hours of contact per week in the form of conversations via email, text and phone, cultural experiences, and BRMA group-sponsored activities. BRMA offers summer tutoring, scholarship opportunities, and college tours. Ms. Quick-Hooker shared some of the favorite activities she and her mentee have enjoyed - grape picking, basketball games, cultural and holiday events like painting classes, and the Christmas Carol.
To our Navigator News readers, we ask, would you like give back? Help someone who doesn’t have a lot of opportunities? Help kids become successful in their schools careers? Advocate for them?" Then Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate is for you!
If you're interested in giving your time and talents to support our CHCCS student population, please complete the information form located at http://blueribbonmentors.org/ .