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Mentoring youth help them and yourself too

Dear Readers: Sound On is about youth mentoring programs. — Heloise

“Dear Heloise: Many cities have youth mentoring programs that help young people develop self-esteem and learn more about future careers. They also encourage school attendance, help young people resist bullying and maintain positive relationships with adults and people of other cultures. These programs need responsible adults from all types of careers and backgrounds to help the youth build confidence and further their education, and often steer them in a positive direction. For those who volunteer, it is often a learning experience for them as well and offers a feeling of having done something important and worthwhile.” — Helena R. in Texas

Facts

Dear Readers: Here are ways to make a small room seem larger:

≤ Paint walls a lighter color.

≤ Don’t use small furniture; use regular size, but fewer pieces.

≤ Have ottomans and end tables that also double as storage.

≤ Avoid clutter. Throw away or give away items you don’t like or don’t use.

— Heloise

(Heloise is a columnist for King Features Syndicate. Send a hint to P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, Texas 78279-5000, fax it to 210-HELOISE or E-Mail: Heloise@Heloise.com.)

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