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Youth Guidance volunteers needed at Harvest Festival

VERO BEACH — Volunteers are needed to help Youth Guidance children celebrate the 45th Annual St. Helen’s Harvest Festival at Dodgertown, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 21.

Youth Guidance children look forward to all year long to enjoying the fun food and fall activities of the Festival. Over 80 kids will attend and many volunteers are needed to pair with the children during this afternoon festivity. The primary purpose of Youth Guidance is to match each of its 700 at-risk K-12 children with a volunteer mentor 17 years and older.  Mentors spend just a few hours a week with their mentee.  The agency is actively seeking volunteers to serve as mentors, tutors or periodic volunteers at a special activity or to provide regular help in the office.

Youth Guidance is also looking for partnerships with businesses, service clubs and church groups to pair with their unmatched children for just one activity a year.  The Guidance Gallery, a board featuring 80 Youth Guidance children who need mentors, is available for organizations or businesses to display in their lobbies to help recruit mentors.

For more information, to volunteer or make a donation, call      Persons interested in learning more about the Guidance Gallery, sponsoring an event, Barbara Schlitt Ford, Executive Director, at (772) 770-5040 or visit

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