On Feb. 22, Mayor Dewey Bartlett and his wife Victoria came to Webster Broadcasting and Digital Media Magnet High School. They came to promote the “Mentoring to the Max” program for the Tulsa area.
The program started in January 2007. Since then, they have had more than 500 volunteers from the community. Mayor Bartlett’s wife, Victoria, said that anyone can be a mentor to a child. High school students and adults can be mentors.
If you want to be a mentor, all you have to do is call 211. You can mentor a child for one hour a week about anything that you are passionate about. The mentoring program is in 18 elementary schools in Tulsa and Union school districts.
Mayor Bartlett sat down with some of the students at Webster. He talked about his job as mayor. He told the students that he mentors to third graders.
Mayor Bartlett told the students that he wasn’t doing the program to get the votes of the younger generation but that he was doing it because it is important to him.
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