TheMentoring Program is currently looking for new mentors to work withchildren. Mentors need only to have a desire to help a child, be able tocommit to one hour a week, and go through a background check. Contactany KISD campus of your choice for more information.
Byall estimates, an astounding 17.6 million young people ~ nearly 1/2 thepopulation of young people between 10 and 18 years of age ~ live insituations that could keep them from living up to their potential. Without immediate intervention by caring adults, they could make choicesthat not only undermine their futures, but, ultimately, the economicand social well-being of our nation. Mentoring is the presence ofcaring adults offering support, advice, friendship, reinforcement, andconstructive examples and has proven to be a powerful tool for helpingyoung people fulfill their potential.
Mentoring can help by:
· Improving young people’s attitudes toward their parents, peers, and teachers;
· Encouraging students to stay motivated and focused on their education;
· Providing a positive way for young people to spend free time
· Helping young people face daily challenges; and,
· Offering young people opportunities to consider new career paths and get much-needed economic skills and knowledge.
ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Contact the mentoring director at your campus of choice, or call Laurie Rees on the Daniels campus at 257-2233.
Laurie Rees Kaye Bates Phyllis Blair
Daniels Elem. Tally Elem. Starkey Elem.
257-2233, ext. 2051 257-2222, ext. 2662 257-2235, ext. 2451
Donna Hale Melanie Smith Leah Flores
B. T. Wilson 6th Gr. Hal Peterson Middle Tivy High School
257-2207, ext. 2830 257-2204, ext. 3030 257-2212, ext. 3513