City of Jackson, churches offer new mentoring plan

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JACKSON, Tenn. — If you need help getting a driver’s license, GED or skills to land a job interview, a new mentoring program in Jackson can help you. In a effort to fight crime, unemployment and poverty, the city of Jackson is teaming up with area churches to launch an intervention and mentoring program. Leaders say the program will help individuals come up with a personalized plan. The director says it’s all bout helping get these people back on track. “You know a lot of people didn’t grow up with college being a priority in their home or even finding a good job being a priority in their home, so we’re going to help these individuals get their lives back on track,” said Monique Merriweather, director of Neighborhood Services. All participants must pass a drug test to take part.

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