LEWISTON – Matches from the Child Health Center’s Androscoggin and Oxford County Big Brothers Big Sisters Programs joined their counterparts from Bath/Brunswick and Kennebec County for a night at a Maineiacs hockey game.

This was the second year the Big Brothers Big Sisters had the opportunity to spend the evening together and watch a live hockey game. WGME TV 13’s Dave Eid was on hand to interview a couple of the matches from the Child Health Center and the Bath/Brunswick groups and film the group at the game.

Eid, sports editor for WGME, will use the interviews as part of the station’s Thursday’s Child spot aired on the 6 p.m. news Thursdays. It is a short segment in which he introduces the public to the world of mentoring through interviews with matches.

At the Child Health Center, four mentoring programs are offered to children in the services areas. Throughout Androscoggin, Oxford, northern Cumberland and southern Franklin counties, children can participate in site and community based programs. In the Oxford Hills area the children have these programs plus an after-school program and the Hillside Caf, a teen center without walls.

The center has added two new mentoring programs this year, one working with children who have a parent in prison or incarcerated and another mentoring young people who are seeking support in the area of career development.

If interested in becoming a mentor for any of the programs or if a young person could benefit from the time spent with a mentor, call 743-7035 or 782-5437.

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