Become a Lunch Buddy for a Spanish Speaking Student!
Our Latino students have a number of unique hurdles to face in their education path, not to mention the family struggles and fears they're dealing with at home. We're looking for some professionals or college students who speak Spanish to spend 30 minutes a week with one of our Latino students during their lunchtime at Latonia or Ninth District Elementary Schools in Covington. Lunch times are typically between 11:15a.m. - 1:00p.m.. Mentors can share stories, play games, or just hang out over lunch. All mentors are provided with a week-to-week guide of optional activities and conversation starters. A mentor coordinator is available to help or answer questions at any time. In an effort to be flexible with volunteers, mentors can choose the day they visit and it can vary week-to-week if needed.
Covington Partners collaborates with the schools and community to: Prevent Drug Use and Violence; Strengthen Families, Promote Physical and Mental Health, and Train and Support Staff.
Throughout Covington schools, more than 200 adults dedicate two to four hours a month as a positive adult role model to Covington youth through mentoring. Mentors have the opportunity to work with students in grades 3-12 in a program that meets their interest. They may be school-based and visit at the school during school hours, or community-based, which means they can spend their time together in the evenings or on weekends. All matches have the support of a coordinator. Mentors develop relationships with students and work together, in an informal setting, to strengthen life skills youth need to develop into healthy and productive adults. Their time spent together can be spent talking, playing games, doing art, reading, doing puzzles, attending sporting or school events, making dinner, visiting a park, trying a new restaurant, and more! Data shows that these positive relationships are highly impactful. Students with mentors increase their school attendance, behavior, and academic achievement.