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New Horizons mentors youth


Special to Atmore News

Escambia County Children’s Policy Council announces the creation of New Horizons Program to Atmore – the first site selected for this new program.
New Horizons is a mentorship program for youth ages 11 to 16 years of age residing in Escambia County, Ala. It is an eight-month program meeting every fourth Saturday of the month during the academic school year.
Felicia Bishop of Atmore is director of the program.
Meetings will include leadership and therapy sessions that will focus on developing youth into leaders by living life with high standards and preparing them for a successful future. New Horizons will address topics such as choices vs consequences, peer pressure, decision making skills, self-esteem, as well as academic and career goal setting, to name a few. Along with these important discussions the program will also offer educational excursions, team building exercises and recreational developmental outings.
It is the mission of New Horizons Program to instill the hope of a bright future as well as a sense of belonging in disadvantaged youth in the community. The goal is to nurture and to ensure that there is hope for a bright and successful future filled with opportunities on the horizon through participation in New Horizons Mentorship Program.
Applications are available for students and parents at Escambia County High School and Escambia County Middle School.
For more information or questions please feel free to contact Felicia A Bishop, Director, New Horizons 251.577.2635.