“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi
Interested in changing a life? Can you donate a minimum of 30 minutes a week? Communities in Schools has an in-school mentor program in a school near you!
Our Communities in Schools mentoring initiative offers students friendship with a purpose.
Think about where you are today. Now think about how you got here. Chances are there was someone special along the way who gave you a hand up. There were positive influences in your life that helped you with critical decisions. As a mentor for more than 20 years, Juan Luna says, “I get a sense of trying to help people in the way I was helped.” Our communities, our parents, our teachers…our mentors help us become who we are.
The ordinary experiences of your everyday life have extraordinary meaning to someone. Sit with a student, and give your unconditional attention and time. For some, you may be the only adult who has ever provided this. Share your unique and rich perspective with a child through a one-on-one, long-term friendship that builds self-esteem and shapes positive choices. It may be through a personal connection to you that a child decides to stay in school, says no to drugs, and avoid other risky behavior.
How to become a mentor:
There is a special young person who is waiting to meet you. Becoming a mentor is a simple and rewarding way to give back to your community. Commit to a minimum of 30 minutes once a week, during school hours and on a school campus. You choose the campus and the age of student with whom you would like to work. Join the efforts of 100+ community members. Sharing your time with a student is a priceless way to make a positive change, it’s simple:
- Online application http://app.volunteer2.com/Public/Organization/62e2cf82-af60-4649-9257-d4066122da6f/1
- Written application 2016-2017 New Mentor Application or a Returning Mentor Application
- Fill out the consent forms for a background check – CBC authorization Aug 2012 Required for all Mentors | DPS CCH Verification Form
- Provide a copy of your driver’s license
- Provide 2 references
- Pass a criminal background check
- Attend a training class and orientation to make your mentoring relationship a success
Is your business looking for an opportunity to create a collaborative mentoring program?
For more information on any Mentoring Opportunities
Contact Sonya Chapa at 830-620-4247 Ext.12