When you were a child or a young adult, was there someone in your life, a teacher, a neighbor, a friend who helped you become what you are today? That person was a mentor.
A not-for-profit organization is honoring a Riverside County sheriff's captain out of the Lake Elslinore and Wildomar stations for his contributions to the children in the community.
January 2012 is National Mentoring Month.
Community Outreach Ministry, a 501 C-3 non-profit serving southwest California is breaking the cycle of crime one child at a time by “giving kids a second chance to be winners and champions,” officials said.
"We would like to thank Commander David Fontneau, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Lake Elsinore Station ... for mentoring children in our community."
According to ministry officials, and his deputies have supported the organization and its efforts at helping children.
"They have modeled safety, intervention, prevention, enrichment and are creating expectations for a thriving future," the ministry's Karen Snyder said.
"We honor Commander Fontneau and sheriff deputies for building assets and capacities into our children and enriching our community."
Fontneau, well-known in the community, recently assisted with afundraiser, a Cops for Kids and the
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