What is Mentoring?
Grand Area Mentoring matches carefully screened adult volunteers with children seeking friendship and guidance.
Mentor and mentees:
- meet weekly for one hour
- building such a positive friendship
- strengthen a mentee’s self-esteem
- help the student form a better attachment to school.
Mentoring provides a mentor with the chance to contribute to the well-being of a child and learning about our schools.
Schools, businesses, service clubs, faith organizations, and foundations collaborate to provide this cost-effective program. Schools allow breaks from regular programming for children K-12 to take part.
What Can You Do?
A) Become a mentor! Take the first step. and contact us to learn more about this rewarding volunteer experience. Become a business or individual supporter. Encourage your employees to participate in this program.
B) Talk to program director Daniel McNeil (260-9646) about ways to support the Grand Area Mentoring.
C) Refer a Friend – Talk to co-workers or others you know who would enjoy working with kids.
Mentees are kids who realize their potential by learning to feel good about themselves and develop a stronger attachment to school.
Mentors are ordinary citizens who recognize the importance of guidance in their own lives and have chosen to pass on the legacy of care.
As a role model, mentors exhibit a standard of behavior that supports honesty, hope, and respect for others. You will have the opportunity to share your skills and talents with your mentee.