More than 150 mentors and mentees were matched up for a two-year mentoring experience at Dave and Buster’s in the Waterfront in Homestead, as Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Community Activity Center launched its mentoring program for 2009-2010.
The MACAC mentoring program provides the spiritual, psychological an emotional safety net for African- American youths, as well as rigorous academic tutoring support, career development activities and character development.
|YOUTHS GATHER—Some of the young people in attendance ask questions about the programs available.
This is done through matching the youth participants with members of the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Congregation as mentors.
|INSTRUCTIONS—Kyle Henderson talks to mentors.
The program serves sixth- to eighth-grade students from the East End of Pittsburgh with a specific focus on students within Faison Accelerated Academy, Lincoln Intermediate, Sterrett Classical and Westinghouse Annex.
Heading the program are Denise Williams, MACAC executive director; Kyle Henderson, mentoring program manager; and Tru Dixon, mentoring coordinator and senior Pastor Dr. William H. Curtis.