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Published May 12, 2010, 01:55 PM

Unique mentor program is honored

(WDAY TV) - A unique program that has teamed area college students with the YMCA's child-care program is honored.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Close to 50- Ameri-Corps Volunteers who have put in hundreds of service hours at the Y are being honored. They have served as mentors to children around Fargo-Moorhead and helped organize homework assistance, youth fitness, and activities for older adults.

“We are not only improving the life of the clients, we are serving so the kids. Ameri-corps members, a lot of them are going into education, so they are getting hands on experience and heads up in the job market when they leave college.”

Governor John Hoeven has declared this 'Ameri-Corps Week" in North Dakota.