The Extraordinary Kings Club which was founded last year by Ervin Mack a teacher and coach at Fairfield Central High School as away to show support for some of his students who needed the extra support of a male role model.
The group which was formed out of the students in his class continued to work together and takes part in community events such as Relay Life and community food drives.
As the new school year begun Mack with the support of donors was able to provide school supplies to the young men and helped prepare them for the upcoming year.
The vision of this group of 25, 10th graders has caught the attention of Superintendent J. R. Green who has taken part in mentoring programs before and continues to volunteer as a mentor.
Green along with others in attendance at the first mentor information meeting expressed the importance of having male mentors involved in the loves of our young people.
Green said, “Children who are on the right track even benefit from programs such as this. Just having the connection and being apart of a positive partnership makes a difference.”
The group hopes to expand and serve 50 students this year but is in need of mentors in order to make this happen.
There will be a meeting on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the District Office Auditorium if you would like to become a mentor please make plans to attend this meeting.
If you have questions you may contact the district office at 635-4607.