Because they didn’t have 55 needed matches at the beginning of last year, they’re trying to build it up in the community and show it’s needed, Zartman said.
Loposser, who is also on the board of directors for BBBS, said the program gives the student one more person who affects him or her in a positive way.
“It’s a wonderful program and benefits students tremendously,” Loposser said. “We have a lot of talented people in Logansport who can share their talents, time and mentor youth. It’s a way to help community and help students develop as individuals.”
The site-based mentoring program is less of a commitment, admitted Zartman, who said “technically you could take your lunch break and go meet with the child.” Zartman hopes they have matches by the first or second week in September.
Although there isn’t a deadline to RSVP for the luncheon, Zartman would like it a few days before the event so they know how much food to have. Those interested should RSVP at 574-722-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or email@example.com.
If you go: • WHAT: Local Hero luncheon • WHEN: noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 • WHERE: Logansport High School cafeteria RSVP at 574-722-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org