Each One Save One, a nonprofit agency which pairs at-risk students with trained volunteers who act as mentors, celebrates its 23rd anniversary with a special fundraising event called “The Power of One: Multiplied by You!” to be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn in the historic Warehouse District.
Metairie Bank President issues challenge to other local businesses to get involved now
The event’s keynote speaker Ron E. Samford, Jr., President & CEO of Metairie Bank, issues a challenge to all New Orleans-area businesses to get involved by raising money for the organization or encouraging their employees to become mentors.
For the past two and a half decades, Each One Save One has matched hundreds of youngsters with caring adults who commit to at least one year of school-based mentoring. Mentors agree to meet with their students for at least one hour per week during their lunch or free periods to offer guidance in their personal and academic lives.
“At Metairie Bank, eight of our employees enjoy the priceless rewards of mentoring students on a one-to-one basis all across the Greater New Orleans area by spending time with them at school and in immersive experiences such as field trips, sporting events, and other meaningful activities,” said Samford, who will introduce a new, bold path forward for the growing mentoring agency at the November 30th luncheon.
Tickets to the event start at $60 and are now available online at www.eachonesaveone.org. All proceeds from “The Power of One: Multiplied by You” event will benefit Each One Save One, which was started in 1994 by Sally Ann Roberts and Cathy Harris, two women from notably different backgrounds. Roberts is a reporter who became disheartened after reporting on all the negative stories in the community. Harris is a professional speaker and community leader who worked with a number of other mentoring programs in the city.