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BE A MENTOR!
In January 2012, United Way of Pueblo County began a pilot mentorship program in coordination with Heaton Middle School aimed at pairing nurturing adults as positive mentors with 6th grade students. After evaluating the one semester pilot, the program showed signs of success including improvements in behavior, grades and test scores and was expanded upon to reach additional students.
Mentors will spend time with their student, during the lunch hour at the school. The hour might be spent helping the student with homework, providing encouragement, problem solving, providing an ear for students who need a positive adult role model in their life, playing a fun game or even shooting some hoops. During the 2017 - 2018 school year, the program more than a total of 140 mentors were working with students in six schools: Heaton Middle School, Liberty Point International School, Pueblo Academy of Arts, Roncalli STEM Academy, Heroes K-8 Academy, and Vineland Middle School. Mentors were paired with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.
Thank you to our 2017-2018 Middle School Mentors!
Fall 2017 - End of the School Year
Participating Pueblo City Schools and District #70 Middle Schools
Mentors are asked to spend just 1 hour per week with their student during the lunch hour through the duration of the program
Employees that are available one hour a week, free time or flex time, during lunch to mentor a student. Having time, being committed and attentive during the time with the student is crucial.
Safety Screening required for all potential mentors:
• Criminal History & Child Abuse Registry • References
• Personal Interview • Training
The mentoring programs will provide the framework for positive relationships between the business community, school community and the community at large. These relationships will allow the student to make positive connections between the world of work, school and their community. Students will be helped to develop personal skills and career awareness in order to make better life‑long decisions and contributions.
Goals and Objectives
1.To provide positive relationships with caring adults.
2.To provide a framework for positive future growth and decision making skills.
3.To help develop effective problem solving skills and effective communication skills.
4.To help an individual develop his/her own vision for the future.
5.To encourage individuals to develop to their fullest potential.
6.To help meet student's needs as communities provide resources and expertise to schools.
7.To build a sense of community (classroom, school, town/county, state...global)
8.To create opportunities for:
a. Positive connections between businesses, schools and their communities.
b. Create awareness and exploration.
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