LEROY — Mentoring children can create astounding benefits for both the mentor and child.

Pine River Area Schools and Meceola Big Brothers Big Sisters are partnering together to make this possible for students. This mentoring program helps the children realize their full academic potential.

"We are excited about the opportunity this has given a number of our students," said principal Jaime Heuker. "The excitement among the students and the mentors is evident. All they are looking for is someone to talk to and share a part of their week with."

Pine River Area Elementary School is looking for Lunch Buddies to commit 20 minutes each week for the remainder of the school year. Interested people are invited to contact the school for more information or an application.

For more information contact Ms. Barbara Sicoli at (231) 768.4481 or by email at Barbara.sicoli@pineriver.org.