BOONE — Western Youth Network is pleased to announce that the organization is a Glaxo Smith Kline Foundation Ribbon of Hope Award recipient. The foundation has awarded $25,000 to WYN in support of its High School Mentoring Program in Watauga County.

The grant will support a new initiative to provide selected incoming Watauga High freshmen with an adult mentor who will support their personal and academic success.

“I am thrilled that WYN has been chosen as a Ribbon of Hope Recipient, and I’m excited to provide this important program to help freshmen get off to a strong start in high school,” said WYN’s Executive Director Jennifer Warren.

For more than 30 years, WYN has existed to help create a community in which every child, regardless of their circumstance, can thrive.

WYN works to provide young people the safety of a caring environment, the support of positive role models and the skills they need to learn and grow.

For further information, contact Warren at (828) 264-5174.

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