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Mentor Duluth

Deon, 9

Mentor Duluth matches caring adults with children who can benefit from positive role models.

Deon, 9

Deon is a very sweet, funny kid and can make friendships with just about anyone. Deon is very smart, always ready to lend a hand and willing to help other kids with homework at the Little Y after-school program. If staff asks for assistance, Deon is always the first to volunteer.

Deon loves basketball and is constantly working on his skills. He's a natural leader and always asks if he can direct gym activities or explain rules. He even came to the Little Y program with an entire agenda for basketball club. Deon also enjoys playing board and card games, bowling, swimming, drawing, Pokémon and camping.

Deon wants to be a basketball or hockey player when he grows up. If he isn't a professional athlete, he'd like to coach a professional team. If given three wishes, he would wish for a lot of money, everyone would get along and there would be no bad people in the world.

Deon would be well matched with a kind, funny and outgoing mentor who likes trying new activities and playing sports. Deon would like to go tubing, swimming and volunteering with his mentor.

To mentor Deon, contact Brianne Benson at (218) 722-4745, ext. 120, or email bbenson

• YMCA, (218) 722-4745, ext. 120

• Boys & Girls Club of Duluth, (218) 725-7706, ext. 518

• Neighborhood Youth Services, (218) 723-3523

• Valley Youth Centers, (218) 721-2334

• YWCA of Duluth, (218) 722-7425, ext. 108

• Proctor Area Community Center, (218) 628-6294

• Mentor Superior, (218) 393-9160

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