Imprint Program Seeks Volunteers

The Imprint Program has returned for another fun year of reading a great book and corresponding with local high school students. This popular program is sponsored by the YLS Service to the Public Committee and is a way for high school students to connect with attorneys in their community. The program also provides an opportunity for the students to develop written and analytical skills. Each student in the participating class will be paired with a volunteer attorney, and both will be assigned to read the same novel over a 2-3 month period. The student and attorney will write approximately four letters each, discussing both their lives and interests as well as discussing the portion of the novel that was read that week. By the end of the program, the student and attorney will have developed a mentoring relationship and will have the chance to meet at an informal gathering celebrating the project.

To participate, you must be able to attend one of two program-end parties on Friday, May 15 from 10:40-11:30 a.m. and 1-1:50 p.m. at Parkrose High School. YES, a top requirement is that you relax and attend a party (and refreshments are included).

An orientation meeting for volunteers will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26, at the Standard Insurance Center, 900 SW 5th Ave. Attendance at the orientation is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged. The first letters will go out in mid-February.

To sign up for the program contact Kathy Modie at the MBA. If you have any questions, contact Alison Brown.

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