"Mentoring Across The Miles"

College students often have valuable information and lessons learned they can share. And now they're able to do that through a new program at E.C.U.. The volunteer program "Mentoring Across The Miles" pairs at-risk youth from Conetoe Missionary Baptist Church in Edgecombe County with student volunteers from the university. The students communicate with the children through e-mail, where they answer questions about homework and offer advice on how to stay focused with their schoolwork. Both the mentors and the children say the experience is invaluable. Every few months the groups also meet where they tour the E.C.U. campus.