SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA)-
A new non-profit hopes to address a need for mentors in the Shreveport area.
Every Child Needs a Hug threw a sign up party for kids today at Mingles Bar and Grill in Shreveport.
Dozens came out for the meet and greet with current and future mentors and mentees.
The president, Shaina Washington, says their purpose is to empower the youth to be uniquely molded and developed spiritually, psychologically, and academically.
"We're doing hands-on. It's going to be one on one. We're going to be the intermediate between the school system and home. So we're going to do those school visits. We're going to do those home visits. We're going to be the mentors, and we're going to be tutoring for these children so they'll have another outside person to come and give them the hug that they're really looking for or that they need."
They are looking for new kids and mentors for the program. To sign your child up, or to find out how to become a mentor, email email@example.com or call 318-572-5230.