NCBW mentors share lessons on caring, character with girls

French Elementary fifth-grade girls, as mentees, stand with their mentors.

Mississippi Link Newswire

French Elementary fifth-grade girls, as mentees, stand with their mentors.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central MS Chapter, Inc. held its annual holiday celebration for the fifth-grade girls, parents, teachers and staff of Emma French Elementary School Mentoring Program Dec. 17, at the school.

The local chapter of NCBW has been a Jackson Public School partner in Adopt-A-School Mentoring Program at Emma French for more than 20 years.

The event included a session on Caring – Character Counts conducted by Jennifer Hughes, NCBW member. The students learned a lesson and jingle on six character traits – trustworthiness, respect, responsibilities, fairness, caring and citizenship. The students received their Christmas presents from “Sister Santas” as mentors, earlier in the year.

Concurrently, NCBW CMS Chapter sponsored a session on Sharing Holiday Cheer for the fifth-grade boys co-sponsored with T.C. Almore Masonic Lodge  No. 242 brothers conducted by DeMarcus Hicks Tinsey and T. C. Almore Masonic Lodge No. 242 Mason members.

“This has been the best opportunity for the NCBW Coalition Sisters and our affiliate partners to give back and enjoy the holiday season while serving and making a significant difference in the community for our children and families,” said Sharolyn Smith, chapter president.

The Mentoring Committee is chaired by Gaynell Tinsey and Bridgett Clayton, as co-chair. Along with other programmatic services, such as economic empowerment, health prevention and awareness, scholarship awards, STEM initiatives and public policy and advocacy, many opportunities are made possible by the corporate sponsorship of the following partners and supporters: Entergy Mississippi, Penn Global Marketing, AT&T, Ameriprise Financial, Walmart, Atmos Energy, BankPlus, Hope Credit Union, Trustmark, First Commercial Bank, Merit Health Systems, Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, Pilates V Studio, Regions Bank, State Bank and Trust Company, St. Dominic Health Services, Toshiba Business Solutions, LeRoy and Terryce Walker, Westhaven Funeral Home, Inc. and Wray Enterprises.

The proceeds from these sponsors, advertisers and supporters during the Holiday Top Hat Brunch make possible many services to continue the organization’s mission.

During this holiday season, NCBW CMS Chapter members thank all of their contributors and community supporters for giving toward these efforts.

NCBW CMS recognized the establishment of the Rosia Wade Crisler Scholarship Award and Fund and Cynthia Bagwell Stimley Economic Empowerment My Sister’s Keeper Award this year in honor posthumously to these outstanding Coalition sisters for their dedication and spirited works given to the organization.

For more information on NCBW CMS Chapter, visit the organization’s website atwww.ncbw-centralms.org.

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