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Madison Achieves Honors Mentors

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

A group of volunteers who help mentor college freshmen were recognized, Monday evening during an annual event.

The group, Madison Achieves hosted its annual volunteer appreciation dinner at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.

As par of the program the group introduced their new mentoring program called "A Friend to Freshmen" and recognized the advisers who have worked with the students throughout the year.

The group' leaders said it is important to reinforce their commitment to provide one-on-one guidance through community volunteers. The mentors or "friends" have committed to make weekly checkups. The goal is early intervention for struggling students.
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