SCC Mentoring Program Awarded Grant


For the third year in a row, the mentoring program Choosing Healthy Alternatives
to Delinquency (CHAD) was awarded a $500 Iowa State Education Association grant.

CHAD is a collaboration between Southeastern Community College, Juvenile Court Services, and Burlington and West Burlington Middle Schools. The program assists and mentors young men between the ages of 10 to 14 to make responsible decisions, learn impulse control, respect authority, and discover alternative ways to manage anger and develop healthy alternatives to delinquency.

The program offers opportunities for the kids to participate in community service projects to develop a strong work ethic and take pride in their achievements.

Criminal Justice program coordinator Cindy Shireman organized the program, which relies on grants and donations, with her students.

"The boys work hard," she says. "It's rewarding to see them develop strengths as time goes on. We really appreciate this grant to help them continue the journey down better roads."

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