School-based Youth Mentoring

There are many ways to volunteer in Youth Mentoring to support area youth. A fun and rewarding option is to do schoolbased mentoringSchoolbased mentoring is when the mentor goes to the youth’s school and volunteers their time mentoring the youth in their building.

Schoolbased mentoring can happen during the school day, during lunch/recess, or after school depending on the model the school feels works best at their building. Some schools have high schoolers being mentors while other schools prefer adults from the community.

Mentors spend one hour per week with their youth for the school year. Schoolbased mentors and their youth do things like playing board games, chatting, playing ball, creating crafts, or whatever they choose to do together.

Zach and Chase have formed a positive relationship through a local school-based mentoring program.

Area school districts needing mentors are: Allamakee, Crossroads Academy, Decorah, Eastern Allamakee, Edgewood-Colesburg, Howard-Winneshiek, Maquoketa Valley, Notre Dame, Postville, and West Delaware. For more information on how you can become involved, contact or go to

Helping Services has matched caring adults with hundreds of kids for over 20 years.
Youth Mentoring is offered in Allamakee, Clayton, Southern Fayette, Delaware, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties.

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