Will Read and Sing For Food will perform a public benefit show for Mentors For Youth for Dubois County, Wed., May 20, 7 p.m., at Vincennes University Jasper Campus (VUJC).
Will Read and Sing For Food is a fun mix of humor essays and live music. Essayists are Scott Saalman and Austin Morgan. Musicians are Bethany Boeglin, Bryan and Jaime Bolin, the Sisters of Second Avenue, and Rob Zaricki.
Mentors For Youth is dedicated to facilitating mutually beneficial relationships between youth and volunteers for the purpose of enhancing individual lives and the community.
The program offers each child member a chance to reach his or her highest potential by matching them one-on-one with a caring, voluntary adult mentor. Benefits of the program include better school performance, better relationships with family and peers, increased self-esteem, learning how to make better choices, learning the value of education and work ethic, and learning better life skills.
Through Mentors For Youth, child members are less likely to commit crimes, drop out of school, or become reliant on social programs. They have a positive effect on society, have a better chance of furthering their education, and learn to give back to their own community.
This is Will Read and Sing For Food’s 64th performance. To date, they have raised $41,694 for area charities and causes.
The show will be held in VUJC’s lecture hall in nursing building. Admission: $10 dollars or more. All proceeds go to Mentors For Youth.