School is starting up across Iowa and school based mentoring in Delaware County is kicking into high gear! Youth in West Delaware, Maquoketa Valley and Edgewood Colesburg School Districts are seeking mentors this year. We hope you will consider mentoring a local youth this year.
There are two types of school based mentoring:
School-Based Mentoring Services – Volunteers age 16+ are matched with a youth in grades K-12 for a minimum of one school year. The volunteer meets with the student for 45 minutes to one hour each week. These matches meet during the school day on the school grounds. Each match meets one designated day per week, every week, during the school year. Location options to meet include; available classrooms, cafeteria, gym, quiet hallways, school stage, guidance counselor office or on the playground.
After-School Program – Volunteer high school students, grades 10th through 12th are matched with a child between the ages of 7 to 13, for one hour (1:30 – 2:30 PM), one designated day per week after school. The match is a one year commitment. Activities the match might do together are; play provided board games, work on a craft together, work on a challenging subject or school assignment the mentee has, or play on the playground. The program is overseen by the Mentoring Connection Coordinator.
All mentors are undergoing same screening process application, references, background checks, interviews and training.
Every child needs a caring and supportive adult in youth life. This is an opportunity to both give of oneself and receive the joy and satisfaction of sharing in a youth’s positive growth. Mentoring builds strong and healthy communities. For more information, please contact Ellen Krogmann, Mentoring Coordinator at 563-379-3454, firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.