Mission Shawnee begins new tutoring program

by Lia Hillman, Features Editor

Are you looking to serve the Shawnee area? Mission Shawnee has a new opportunity for you.

“We are about to begin our tutoring program called The Summit,” Sarah Miller, executive director of Mission Shawnee, said.

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Courtesy Photo / Mission Shawnee

This program is designed to provide one-on-one attention for children in academic and skill areas.

“Our desire is to connect mentors from within the community to provide encouragement and add stability to the life of at-risk children across the city of Shawnee,” Miller said.

Miller hopes college students will use this as an opportunity to serve the Shawnee community.

“Along with Mentors, we are looking for volunteers to assist us with other aspects of the program,” she said.

These aspects include devoting time to art, reading, meals, physical strength and development.

“Our mission is to address the physical, spiritual and social needs of neighbors in or near Shawnee,” Miller said.

“As a Christ-centered organization, we seek to share God’s love while meeting basic needs.”

Mission Shawnee was developed in the winter of 2006. Other ways college students can get involved includes volunteering at community meals.

“I love that Mission Shawnee has redefined its mission and ministry in order to focus on children and families,” Miller said.

“We believe that the Gospel message and education is the road out of spiritual, mental, emotional and economical poverty.”

For those interested in getting involved with The Summit, there will be an informational meeting Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m.

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