Mentor finds student after move to new county
Cheryl Durst had a little trouble finding fourth grader Kelsey Morrison after the girl moved from Berkeley County to eastern Morgan County. Durst had been Morrison's PASS mentor for three years at Tuscarora Elementary, and wondered how she could stay in touch.
It's hard to track down a child if they're not a family member, Durst said.
Luckily, she was able to locate Morrison at Pleasant View Elementary, and offer her services as a PASS volunteer once again.
PASS, which is a program that pairs adult mentors with students who could benefit from guidance, stands for Providing Academic and Self-esteem Support.
Since they got back in touch, Durst and Morrison have been working on a scrapbook of Morrison's school days. They also read together, and go over math activities.
Durst travels 32 miles
round-trip from her Berkeley County home to meet with Kelsey Morrison during the school day. She's the only
PASS student Durst meets these days, though she's been a
PASS volunteer for eight years.
It's such a worthwhile program, Durst said, as she admired Morrison's scrap booking techniques.