Capers

Councilman Jason Capers talks about the mentoring program as Councilman Stacy Comegys looks on. (Photo by Mark Thornton)

 

The Ward 1 mentoring program Brighter Tomorrows will launch its “Summer of Service” program on Friday. Young people show up to work on a project and are then rewarded with a kayaking or fishing trip.

There will be funding and participation to complete eight weeks of projects, including the building of a wheelchair ramp for a disabled Ward 1 resident, said Ward 1 Councilman Pastor Jason Capers.

All ages are welcome to participate and pre-registration is not necessary. The group will meet every Friday throughout the summer behind Laurel Middle School. Children 12 and younger must have a parent or guardian with him or her.

Capers has permission forms for young people. Also, anyone who wants to contribute to help the mentoring program can contact him at jcapers@laurelms.com or at 601-323-2762.

— From staff reports

 

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