B-CU board honors Flagler program for mentoring at-risk students

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The African American Mentoring Program (AAMP) of the Flagler County School District received an “Unsung Hero Award” by the Bethune-Cookman University Women’s Advisory Board during the board’s April 22 banquet.

The African American Mentoring program in Flagler County provides support to students in grades 3 through 9.
The African American Mentoring program in Flagler County provides support to students in grades 3 through 9.

The award is given to service organizations that, through their tireless efforts, remain steadfast in their dedication to improving the quality of life of the citizens in Flagler and Volusia counties.

AAMP was established in 2002 by the Flagler County School Board to provide guidance and educational assistance to at-risk minority young men. A division serving young women began in 2008.

More than 100 mentors work with approximately 180 students in grades 3 through 12 across the nine public schools in the Flagler district. AAMP also awards a number of scholarships to deserving high school seniors each year.

The program has many success stories and is always in need of volunteers to mentor additional students.

Other 2016 “Unsung Heroes’’ honored at the banquet held at Bethune-Cookman were the African American Cultural Society of Palm Coast, Black Male Explorers Program at Bethune-Cookman, Black Nurses Association of Daytona Beach, Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler counties, F.A.I.T.H. (Fighting Against Injustice Towards Harmony), God’s Little Angels, Four Seasons Ministry, League of Women Voters of Volusia County, Mid-Florida Housing Partnership, Sisters Alive of Daytona Beach, Sunchasers Motorcycle Club, WITNEST (Women in Transition Now Establishing Support for Themselves), VITAS Healthcare, and the Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP.

For more information about AAMP, contact Sabrina Crosby with the Flagler school district at 386-437-7526, ext. 3116.

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