MONTVILLE, NJ – Pathways for Exceptional Children announces a mentor training session to be held Saturday, Feb. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Montville Reformed Church.

“Pathways runs all of our classes using a children teaching children model,” said Pathways’ President Melinda Jennis. “Children learn best from their peers and are more motivated to imitate and be like them. Pathways’ mentors put in over 3,400 community service hours each year teaching and volunteering their time. They play a key role in the progress our children make in our programs and toward the achievement of their goals and future success.”

The mentor training is designed to give kids in third grade and up the knowledge, strategies, and empathy they will need to help the variety of children that come into our programs. Mentors will learn to creatively problem solve.

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It does not take expertise in any given area but a heart to teach and the enthusiasm to keep the child they are mentoring trying.

Programs are run by Pathways for Exceptional Children in collaboration with the Montville Township Recreation Department. Pre-registration for the mentor training is required, along with a $10.30 fee. Spaces in each session are limited to 25 children and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants receive our Pathways’ “Include ME!” t-shirt and certificate of completion after taking the training. Parents are welcome to stay for the training. 

For more information or to register, please go to: Mentor. The Montville Reformed Church is located at 9 Church Lane in Montville.

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