Mountain Mentors wins national recognition |

Mountain Mentors wins national recognition

Daily Staff Writer

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has awarded Summit County with an achievement award for its Mountain Mentors Diversity Program. NACo recognizes county efforts “to promote responsible, responsive and effective county government.” Summit County is one of only 106 counties (of more than 3033) across the nation that received a 2004 Achievement Award.Since the inception of the Mountain Mentors program in 1987, county demographics have changed drastically. Between 1993 and 1998. For example, there was nearly a 1,000 percent increase of English as a Second Language (ESL) students at district schools. The county created the Mountain Mentors Diversity Program in 2000 to address the language and cultural barriers immigrant youth and families face. Currently, the Diversity Program serves 28 youth and their families with monthly activities ranging from recreational, life-skill and community service opportunities.

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