Boyle's Plan, the local effort to provide the national initiative "America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth" to Danville and Boyle County, continues to unfold with a revised plan of action to meet the needs of youth in this area, according to Community Education Executive Director Kathy Belcher.
The revised plan, conceived through the Advisory Council of the Danville/Boyle County/Kentucky School for the Deaf Community Education program that coordinates the local initiative, includes the following key components:
* Continue to develop and expand in-school mentoring programs for all schools.
* Promote 40 developmental assets essential to productive, happy people.
* Offer youth community service to nurture volunteerism.
* Continue to expand a speaker's bureau to increase community involvement.
In-school mentoring programs in Boyle and Danville Independent schools continue to expand.Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the agency providing mentoring for Boyle County schools with funding assistance from Heart of Kentucky United Way, this year has expanded the program to Junction City Elementary, having provided 11 matches at Woodlawn Elementary and 15 matches at Perryville Elementary last year. Ten matches are anticipated for Junction City Elementary with mentor interviews now in process.