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New mentor program created for Tell City students

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TELL CITY, IN (WFIE) -

Thanks to a new program at Tell City High School, some elementary school students will soon have high school mentors.

With January being National Mentor Month, the school has decided to introduce a new course for students wanting to get involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. 

Course instructor Sam Ramsey says 14 Tell City High Schoolers have volunteered for the semester-long program. She says she and the students meet weekly to discuss progress being made with each one of their littles, who attend William Tell Elementary, as well as to discuss strategy for interacting with their littles. 

Students say they wanted to get involved with the program to give underprivileged children a chance at a better life.

"I wanted to be able to make a difference in somebody's life that maybe is going the wrong direction, or that doesn't have the examples set for them that they need to have, and to help them better themselves," said junior Trent Rainey. 

The program was made possible by state grant money, so it's not clear if it'll become a permanent part of the school system here.

But the students say they at least hope their relationships with their new littles last a lifetime.

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