RESEARCH SHOWS MENTORING SUCCESSFULLY
Promotes self respect
Increases school attendance
Enhances self-esteem and confidence
Increases student academic success
Increases healthier relationships, lifestyle choices
WHAT IS A MENTOR?
A mentor is someone who, along with parents, provides young people with support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive example. Mentors are good listeners, people who care and people who want to help young people bring out their strengths.
WHAT DOES A MENTOR DO?
A mentor helps connect children and youth with resources, safe places and structured activities. Mentors provide a positive role model.
WHO NEEDS A MENTOR?
All children can benefit from positive role models, however many children do not have any positive role models in their lives and need someone like you.
HOW MUCH TIME IS REQUIRED?
Mentors and mentees meet one hour a week throughout the school year. This provides time to develop a consistent, positive, healthy relationship. The mentoring relationship will take place within the school during school hours, and will continue for a minimum of one academic year.
Want to make a difference in the life of a young person?
Apply to become a MENTOR at Vergennes Union Elementary School today!
Receive training and support throughout your journey.