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Real Men, Real Heroes Receives Grant

1/19/2010
LaShonda Porter | LPorter@wichita.gov | (316) 303-8017

Funds will support mentoring, tutoring efforts

The Wichita Community Foundation has awarded Real Men, Real Heroes (RMRH) with a grant for $10,000 to support its mentoring and tutoring efforts based at Atwater Neighborhood City Hall, 2755 E.19th.

In 2009, RMRH launched the Teen Hero and Saving Our Sons programs at Atwater. The programs create a learning environment for area youth and allows them to interact with male role models in the Wichita area. The Teen Hero program is geared towards high school seniors who have proven academic excellence, exemplified leadership skills and an ability to share their message and serve as a role model for their peers. The Saving Our Sons, designed for elementary- and middle-school students, uses a curriculum that helps boys develop characteristics for success.

“These programs address a need in our community,” Council Member Lavonta Williams said. “It is important that we provide youth with the necessary tools to become successful men, so I applaud Real Men Real Heroes for their efforts and I thank the Wichita Community Foundation for its generous award.”

RMRH also receives financial or in-kind support from Spirit AeroSystems, USD 259, Wichita Community Foundation, Women of Wichita Charitable Foundation, Kansas Health Foundation, Barry L. and Paula M. Downing Foundation, the City of Wichita and others. To learn more about RMRH or any of our programs log on to www.realheroeswichita.org or call Atwater at 303-8017.

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