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It takes a village to help children succeed

May 22, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

When I first arrived in Florida, I worried about finding something to fill the void of New York City. I found it when I volunteered as a mentor for Students Achieving Success, one of several community programs offered by the Beacon of H.O.P.E.

S.A.S. is headed by Betsy Haesemeyer and Becca Rose, two dedicated women who inspire others to contribute a most valued commodity in our fast paced world: time. They've recruited an enthusiastic group of people equally devoted to mentoring children.

The debut of the Beacon's Pine Island Play House first production: "SAS the Mentors and the Cabinet" demonstrated that when attention is paid, children will accomplish great feats.

Congratulations to Director, Nicole Pichon, and the stars of the show: the S.A.S students.

If you want to be part of 'the village' that helps children succeed, please contact Betsy and Becca at the Beacon of H.O.P.E to volunteer.

Thank you S.A.S. students and fellow mentors for allowing me to be part of your team.

Marta Gibbons




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