People Organized to Revitalize Community Healing to start mentoring program for girls

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KBSI)- People Organized to Revitalize Community Healing (PORCH) announced the start of a girl’s mentoring program in coordination with Cape Girardeau Public Schools and the Lincoln University Cooperative Extension.

The program will focus on the young adult women in the Southside of Cape Girardeau.

“We revitalize and make vibrant South Cape,” said Tameka Randle, PORCH executive director. “Through our education, housing and wellness initiatives. And one of the initiatives that we have so far is with the Cape Girardeau School Districts. and Lincoln University to provide a girls mentoring program at the local high school.”

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension will provide training and support to add additional youth programming in Cape Girardeau.

“For young women overall I am here to provide a real life experience to the young women here at CHS and the mentor life that looks like someone being there to support you through whatever you may want support in,” said Jecala Moore, youth mentor for young women. “And I think that, that parent piece is truly important, it truly is important to have that support and for that young woman to see that I have my parent or guardians support in this so that I feel I can move forward with this.”

PORCH will coordinate the program by giving resources and different paths for South Side’s young women, so they can play an active role in the community.

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