SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As part of a new initiative, Stigma-Free Springfield is looking for mentors who can help students in the third fourth and fifth grade through their own experiences.

The goal of the program is to connect students in those grades with mentors at the high school and college level.

Each mentor will need to put in a minimum of two hours of service over the course of a month. The first hour will be spent on training, and the second hour will be devoted to the session and the topic at hand.

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During each session, mentors will be required to lead a group discussion and participate in social activities. Some of the activities will be arts and crafts or playing games. Mentors in high school will receive community service hours for working in the mentoring program.

The first topic discussed in the mentoring program will be Friendship, Bullying and Social Media. The first mentor training session will be held on Sunday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chisholm Community Center. Following training, the mentoring session will take place on Sunday, April 7, with further details to be determined.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the mentoring program can contact Alina Ioshpa by email at mentorspringfield@gmail.com