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Lee and Midland high school students meet with the Midland Chamber of Commerce for the first Beyond School Walls collaborative.

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Lee and Midland high school students meet with the Midland Chamber of Commerce for the first Beyond School Walls collaborative.

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Mentoring program kicks off at Chamber of Commerce

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Permian Basin, Communities In Schools of the Permian Basin and the Midland Chamber of Commerce have teamed together to launch Beyond School Walls, a mentoring program that takes students to the mentors. Twice a month, 20 at-risk high school students in the Communities In Schools program -- 10 from Midland High and 10 from Lee High – will go to the Chamber of Commerce.

“We are thrilled to be able to kick off this program in Midland,” Big Brothers Big Sisters executive director Kay Crites said in a press release. “As the students graduate from high school, these lessons will help carry them through the rest of their lives, and I cannot express how grateful we are that Communities in Schools and the Chamber of Commerce shared our vision for the program when we first proposed it.”

Students will learn about topics such as goal setting, business and personal etiquette, building a resume, interviewing skills and career planning. After a group presentation, the students break into smaller groups with a chamber staff member to practice what they learned. The first meeting was Tuesday.

The nonprofit would like to have a different host each semester, serving 40 students each school year, Crites said.

Basin PBS announces Café series

Basin PBS is planning a new quarterly event, Basin PBS Café, beginning in March. Each event will focus on a different topic and will offer activities that will tie into PBS programming.

The first Basin PBS Café is 2-4 p.m. March 2 at the Basin PBS Studios, 203 N. Main St. The event will focus on art, specifically pottery. Two local artists -- Annelorre Robertson, associate curator and director of the Durham Children’s Museum at the Museum of the Southwest, and multimedia artist and teacher Anabella Charlton -- will present a hands-on workshop.

The free series will continue with June on cooking; September, gardening; and December, science.

Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required so ample materials will be available. To RSVP, go to the Basin PBS Facebook page or Eventbrite.

E&R Automotive to raise funds through car care

E&R Automotive will offer free diagnostic checks on Saturday with every oil change to raise donations for the Rigo Ibave Medical Fund and diabetes awareness. A local physician is scheduled to speak about the illness as well.

Food will also be available for purchase during wait time. The shop at 311 N. Terrell St. is open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Source : https://www.mrt.com/lifestyles/article/F-P-Briefs-Mentoring-program-kicks-off-at-13619741.php

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