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Miller Mentoring honors senior students at annual Family Dinner

May 3, 2019

The Winona Senior High School recently hosted the annual Miller Mentoring Family Dinner. The dinner is organized each year to honor the Miller Mentoring graduating seniors. In addition, three scholarships were given out to Miller Mentoring graduating seniors who plan to attend continuing education.

The Miller Mentoring program was started in 2000 with money funded by Ben Miller. The Miller Mentoring program promotes and nurtures the relationship between mentor and student and the Miller family continues to support the program today.

Along with the funding, the program could not be a success without the wonderful compassionate and caring staff they have, including program manager Cindy Amberg. She has been with Miller Mentoring for 19 years and will be retiring at the end of this school year. She and her staff have worked with hundreds of students. Cindy’s closing remarks reflected the pride she takes in running the program, and that has not only been a job, but a passion.

When asked to describe what Miller Mentoring has meant to them, students raved with these responses, “my safe place, life-changing, a support group, the highlight of my week, empowering, a place of friendship, a great place to learn, and the family they have always wanted.”

The Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools is proud to hold funds and support programs like Miller Mentoring.