"N.I.C.E." has continued to show how dedicated it is to improving children's lives here in Dothan.
"The N.I.C.E. group started last year. It was a challenge to the multicultural group to get more involvement from the minority parents and community in helping make decisions."
Wilder says the purpose of the volunteer group is to help minority students become more successful in school and in their future goals.
"The main focus of the N.I.C.E. group is to help with mentoring and helping young people realize their potential. Where they sometimes don't have extra support at home or where a lot of students are missing out with a male in their life. This is where N.I.C.E. comes in and they provide mentoring and training and other things to help out."
The first "N.I.C.E." meeting of the school year is set for Thursday night.
Wilder says that's when they will regroup and broaden their horizons.
"It'll be our first meeting after one year understanding kinda knowing what their role is and they wanna expand that role. The N.I.C.E. group is really good about delegation and they have different committees for whether it's public relations, whether it's mentorship, whether it's getting the news out to the community. And they'll set those committees I'm sure and kinda gather their ideas about the upcoming year."
Wilder says this year, the group wants to figure out the child's greatest needs and then find resources that can enhance the child's success rate.
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