"Mentoring at Lake Worth Middle School" Program Receives Mentorship and Book on National Read a Book Day

In honor of National Read a Book Day, September 6, students who participate in the “Mentoring at Lake Worth Middle School” program received a special mentorship session from Moore, a full-service, integrated communications firm. The agency partnered with Community Partners, the organization that oversees the regular mentorship program at the school to do a reading of “It Stinks to be Stuck,” a colorful and inspiring book for leaders of all ages. Based in Tallahassee, the award-winning firm developed the book as part of its 25th anniversary rebrand, showcasing a creative and unpredictable voice. In addition to the book reading, the community service activation and show of corporate social responsibility included a vision board activity and all students who participated received a copy of the book.

“At Moore, we believe leadership happens at every age and stage,” said Christy Fox, a West Palm Beach-based director. “We designed ‘It Stinks to be Stuck’ with leaders of all ages in mind, knowing everyone faces challenges where they might need some help getting unstuck. We are proud of the creativity we develop and execute on behalf of our clients, but especially proud when we can put that momentum to good use in our local communities, especially in a time where strong ethical leadership is more important than ever.”

Home to Housing Partnership Inc. and Parent-Child Center Inc., Community Partners has been serving Palm Beach County for over 30 years. Through their holistic approach of blending housing, community engagement and behavioral health services, they are building socially and emotionally strong children, self-sustaining families and resilient communities.

“We believe that mentoring is incredibly important because it builds a child’s self-esteem and increases their potential for academic success,” said Scott Hansel, CEO of Community Partners. “We are proud to partner with Moore to bring this inspirational book and message to our mentoring program at Lake Worth Middle.”

The book, which features comical cartoons and inspiring rhymes, was designed to help people become unstuck and to never give up. With each flip of the page readers learn that situations can take surprising turns when teamwork, creativity and fresh perspective are applied. A similar event took place in Denver in July, where the firm’s Denver office partnered with Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, and in Tallahassee in August, where the firm’s headquarters partnered with Boys Town North Florida.

Since 2010 Moore has had the opportunity to work with more than 50 non-profits in a variety of ways including providing organizations with communications support, feeding the less fortunate, hosting a day full of activities for seniors, sending letters to WWII veterans returning from their Honor Flight event, and more. In that time, the firm’s in-kind work and staff time devoted to the community totals more than $500,000.