Mentoring Matters - Become a Mentor Today!
If you’re thinking... I just don't have the time. Or, maybe you're asking...What would I do with the student? What would I talk about? Does mentoring really make a difference?
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Mentors meet with students during lunch once a week for thirty-minutes, and only when school is in session.
Making a difference in a student's own words,
- Mentors attend a 1 or 2-hour workshop, given plenty of resources and activity ideas.
- District and school personnel are always on hand to support you, and answer all your questions.
- A mentor's most important job is to show up, listen and be a caring friend.
- Conversation starters are as easy as talking about your: favorite foods, hobbies, what's on your bucket list, and what it's like to be a kid!
"My mentor came into my life and provided structure, did things with me that my parents couldn't do. Read to me, listened and talked with me, and kept me focus on things I needed to do. My mentor helped me gain the confidence I never thought I would have."
Students who have mentors are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in college or a vocational school, and are more willing to participate in sports, and other after school activities. With renewed confidence students with mentors hold leadership roles in school and are better able to advocate for themselves. These positive relationship outcomes benefit not only the student, but their families, the mentor and the community.
In addition to the student's parents; another consistent presence in a child's life can make all the difference in the world.
Thank you to the more than 3,614 mentors
and 3,281 tutors serving thousands of students
and our schools
Mentors can be a positive impact on a student’s academic, social and career path. If you know of a student who needs an additional caring adult in their life to help empower them please let us know.
Pinellas County Schools
Office of Strategic Partnerships
301 4th St. SW, Largo, FL 33770
Tel #: 727-588-5050 - or email: firstname.lastname@example.org