NEWS RELEASE
Office of Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr.


September 25, 2000 Media Inquiries: Sean Caine 410-576-6357

CURRAN’S OFFICE TO MENTOR ENTIRE 7th GRADE CLASS AT ARNETT J. BROWN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Attorney General and Staff to Meet Students Today at 1 p.m Kick-off

 
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., Deputy Attorney General Donna Hill Stanton and Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Jamie Sharper at the mentoring program's final event at PSI Net Stadium.

Baltimore - Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. and approximately 60 members of his staff will attend a kick-off ceremony at Arnett J. Brown Middle School, 2700 Seamon Ave. (396-1625) at 1 p.m. to launch its 2000-2001 Mentoring Partnership Program. Each mentor will meet his student/mentee for the first time at the event today.

The partnership between the Office of the Attorney General and the school is an original program specifically designed to serve the unique needs of both the mentors and mentees. The program will consist of five-hour formal programs held approximately every six weeks throughout the school year. Each program will have a different theme, such as: self esteem and goal setting; responsible behavior; community service day and reaching your goal. A different guest speaker will address the students on the various themes.

"I want this to be more than a shadowing program. These children need to be guided through more than just the four walls in our office," Attorney General Curran said. "They need people who care about their interests, their goals and their dreams. We are all very excited and hope the program will result in a lasting positive influence."

In addition to the formal programs, the partnership will consist of regular communication between the mentors and mentees with possible attendance at school-sponsored events.

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