LUK Inc. Receives $5,000 Grant from Bank of America for Mentoring Program
LUK Mentoring is proud to be awarded a $5,000 grant from Bank of America to support mentoring activities in Central Massachusetts. For 12 years, the LUK Mentoring Program has been pairing positive adult role models with youth between the ages of 6 and 17 who would benefit from the presence of additional supportive adults in their lives.
Pictured: Mike Roberts, LUK CFO; Rich Hooks Wayman, LUK CEO, Ed Shea, Bank of America; Matt Brothers, Bank of America; and Hilary Amedy, LUK Mentoring
Research has shown that when matched through a quality mentoring program, mentors can play a powerful role in providing young people with the tools to make responsible decisions, stay focused and engaged in school, and reduce or avoid risky behavior like skipping school, drug use and other negative activities. Quality mentoring relationships lead to a significant increase in a young person’s prospects for leading a healthy and productive life, strengthening families and, ultimately, our community.
LUK is a nonprofit, multiservice agency dedicated to improving the safety, health, and emotional well-being of youth, families, and adults. As a community based organization, LUK offers an array of child and family services through four regional offices in Central Massachusetts: Fitchburg, Lowell, Webster, and Worcester. LUK’s mission is to improve the lives of children, families, and adults so that they can fulfil their unique and productive potential.