Cultural Exchange Mentoring Program recognized

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - For eight weeks this summer, 12 boys got up and tied a tie every day. That was just one part of the things they were exposed to during the Cultural Exchange Mentoring Program in Washington County.

According to founder Art Hicks, the idea of the enrichment program is to expose young men to different cultures and inundate their minds with things that are positive and hopeful.

The school-aged boys learned a variety of languages, heard from speakers from various countries and learned about Washington County and state of Maryland, Hicks said.

"What's their potential limit? There is none. There is no limit, because they soak up the educational opportunities, because it's focused around them," he said.

This summer's participants were recognized during the meeting of the Washington County Board of Commissioners this week.


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