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By Tina Mines

Mentoring: Douglas and Means, one of the first pairings


Tina Mines

Rhonda Douglas and Allie Means keep to the season of basketball during their weekly visit at West. The two enjoy doing many different activities, but sports according to the season is something Allie Means says she greatly enjoys because Rhonda Douglas helps her improve her game.

The Sidney Schools’ Teammates Mentoring program is a completely volunteer program that matches up youths with adults, offering the child another responsible caring adult in their life.

Both adult and child volunteer to be a part of the program that was brought back to the Sidney Schools two years ago for children in the fifth through eighth grades.

When her daughter brought home the flyer and paperwork on how to become a mentor, Rhonda Douglas signed up to be a mentor and was paired quickly.

Rhonda’s reason to become a mentor was straight forward. “It was a way to be a positive influe...

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