Promoting healthy youth

To the Editor:

Martin County Mentoring Network would like to publicly thank Alliant Energy for its recent grant award to our program. Alliant Energy has been a consistent supporter of youth mentoring in Martin County.

Martin County Mentoring relies on grants and donations in order to provide mentoring services and activities for its youth participants, ages 5-18.

Numerous research studies accept that youth can benefit significantly by having a mentor in their lives. Mentors provide youth with the confidence, resources, continuity and support they need to achieve their potential.

Thank you to Alliant Energy for partnering with Martin County Mentoring Network in its goal to promote healthy youth development in its participants by matching them with a caring adult role model.

MCMN is grateful for the generous contribution from Alliant Energy.

Valerie Jepsen,

program coordinator

Martin County Mentoring Network