The consistent, enduring presence of a caring adult in a young person’s life can be the difference between staying in school or dropping out, making healthy decisions or engaging in risky behaviors, and realizing one’s potential or failing to achieve one’s dreams. — The Mentoring Effect
Whether you’re a college student, a retiree, or just someone who wants to invest in the life of a child, you can be a mentor. If you’re a business owner, encourage your employees to take one hour a week to mentor—it’ll be a win-win-win for your company, your employees, and the students!
School District Mentoring Programs
- CyFair ISD Mentor Program
- Fort Bend ISD Mentoring Program
- Houston ISD Read Houston Read Program
- Katy ISD KEYS Mentoring
- Klein ISD Volunteer Mentoring Program
- Spring Branch ISD SpringBoard Program
Or check out one of the following programs (no need to reinvent the wheel!):
- Kids Hope (Elementary School)
- Love Never Fails (Elementary School)
- CLAY (Elementary, Middle School)
- Hope for Youth (Middle, High School)
- Positive Black Male Association of Houston
- Toolkit: How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program (Spanish)
- Toolkit for Program Coordinators: Mentoring Immigrant & Refugee Youth
- Guide to Mentoring Boys and Young Men of Color (My Brother’s Keeper Alliance)
- Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring
- Tips for Fostering Connections with Kids (Office of Head Start National Centers)
- WATCH: Mentoring Example in Spring Branch ISD
- Mentoring Program Research & Ideas (The National Mentoring Partnership)
Know of any other Mentoring resources? Let us know!
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