Mentors are BUSY during this distance learning time! They have been working with foster parents to make sure they have internet access. They are speaking with their students several times a week to make sure there are no barriers to their participating in class assignments. They are writing court reports, working with caseworkers, providing instruction and support to foster parents in accessing resources to help their kids, and helping in every way needed to ensure that our awesome, but at-risk students, are being successful. They have dropped off care packages at kids’ homes (on the doorstep) and helped them get any equipment or supplies they may need while they are away from school.
They are working with teachers to get assignments and have been coordinating all the services for our mentoring students. Currently we are serving about 170 kiddos, so the mentors are definitely keeping very busy!
In addition to all of this, they are participating in weekly group trainings. Our latest training was presented by Ceciley Hallman, a former Choose Gang Free Advocate who now works as a mentor in the Eisenhower area. We learned much from her about how to help our students that are gang involved and to better serve them in a positive way.
They are also able to work on many other trainings that will help them in doing their jobs.
A huge shout out to the mentors that continuously go above and beyond in serving our students!