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Computer Recycling Fundraiser

Filed under: General Interest,Schools & Education by News Staff at 9:46 pm on April 12, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation will hold a Computer Recycling Event on Saturday April 29, 2006 at the Framingham High School parking lot, from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Computers contain very toxic materials, including mercury, lead, cadmium and flame-retardents, which if released into the air and water can severely damage our environment.

Your electronic equipment will be recycled in an environmentally responsible way by Onyx Environmental Services.

Suggested tax-free donations to support the Mazie Mentoring Program at Framingham High are:

  • CRT Monitors: $15 ea.
  • Desk top or lap top computers: $10 ea.
  • Printers, Fax machines: $10 ea.
  • Other electronic devices: $10 ea.
  • Keyboards, Mice, Speakers: Free

Area residents and businesses are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to help the planet and support this community based mentoring program.

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Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteers

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 2:40 pm on August 4, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation was established to carry on the legacy of John Mazie, who, in 1997 at age 26, was killed by a drunk driver. John was an extraordinary young man who spent his adult life motivating young people to strive to become the best they could be.

No one makes it in America without some kind of mentor. Whenever successful people look back, they cite those older adults who influenced their development, even though they knew each other for only a short time.

For at-risk kids facing steep odds against success, finding mentors is not only helpful but essential. They can't make it all by themselves.

Since 1998, over one hundred thirty vulnerable Framingham High School sophomores have been paired by the Foundation with mentors. Volunteer mentors are needed for the next training and match-up which will take place on October 17 and 19, 6-9pm and Saturday, October 29 from 10am-2pm.

The students are referred by school counselors based on their need for an adult guide in their lives. Mentors are asked to commit for one year and spend a minimum of 8 hours per month with their mentees in activities that will raise their self esteem, encourage them to focus more on their education and career options, and enable them to take control over their lives.

Mentees set goals around community service, their education and their career options, and the Foundation presents achievement awards which include lap top computers. $2000 scholarships are awarded to mentees upon high school graduation.

Volunteers complete an application, Massachusetts required criminal background check (CORI), and an interview with our staff social worker to learn more about our program.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to make a positive impact on a young teen's life, please contact:

Sybil Schlesinger
Director, Mentoring Program
The John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation
508 653-8377
schless1@juno.com

More information about the Foundation and mentoring program can be found at: www.mazie.org

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