By Liese Reagan
Did you know youth with mentors have higher rates of high school graduation and are less likely to drop out of school? They find more self-confidence, higher self-esteem and are able to create big goals for themselves. Additionally, studies show that behavior, attitudes and relationships improve when a youth has a mentor.
Do you have an hour a week during the school year to share what you know and mentor a child? If so, we would love to hear from you!
The Grand Isle County Mentoring Program is a school- based mentoring program, which matches community children with adults who have similar interests. They meet once a week for one hour in the school at a mutually convenient time. We are currently recruiting new mentors to be matched with children in our community. All five island schools are involved in the program and students range from grades K to 8. Mentoring doesn’t require an expert; it only requires your time.
“Make a difference in a youth’s life; be a mentor.”
If you would like more information, please contact Liese Reagan at 233-5846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.