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Group expands mentor program

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is expanding a program that provides volunteer mentors for at-risk children.

Marketing and development director Mary White says the We Can program will begin in Huntington within the next 30 to 45 days.

The society also plans to expand the program to Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown and Parkersburg. It already is in place in Logan, Mercer and Greenbrier counties.

White says the expansion is being funded with $372,000 in stimulus money. Each program has two years to become self-sustaining.