Rotary Donates Mentoring Kits
The Rotary Club of Etowah used grant and club funds to give the games, books and activities to local schools.
Rotary Club of Etowah recently assembled 28 mentoring kits and donated them to the 14 local city and county primary and elementary schools.
The kits were produced using a District Simplified Grant the club received, as well as club funds. Each kit contained games, books and activities thoughtfully chosen by club members with input from the Literacy Coach and consultant for Cartersville City Schools.
“We were excited to receive the grant from our Rotary District, and help give back to our local community,” said Russell Hunt, 2011-2012 Rotary Club of Etowah president. “We are fortunate to have so many people willing to serve as mentors in our local schools, and feel that these kits will help to enhance the one-on-one experience of the mentor and his or her mentee. The items in the kits have longevity both in the interest children will have in them and their ability to withstand repeated use. We hope these kits will be beneficial for many years — and help impact the relationship of hundreds of mentors and mentees.”
Founded in 2002, Rotary Club of Etowah meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Barbecue Street in West End Commons. As with all Rotary clubs, the purpose is to help community leaders get involved in their communities, connect with other professionals, share their time and experience with young people, help in the mission to eradicate polio, and use skills to help others.