Shelton Public Schools Mentoring
Shelton Public Schools Mentoring Program
Thank you for considering volunteering in this important program! Due to COVID-19 and the safety of mentors, school staff and mentees, we are not able to meet "face to face" as the program is designed. We are looking at opportunities for virtual mentoring as an interim opportunity until we can get back to the proven "face to face" approach. So please be patient as we explore options and trust that we will get back to you when possible. In the meantime, below you will find more information regarding the future state, post COVID19.
You can volunteer just one hour a week and make a huge difference in a young person’s life! The Shelton Mentor Program is looking for caring individuals who can spare just one hour a week to be a "mentor".
Following a brief training and background check, you will be matched with a student in one of the Shelton Public Schools. You then meet with your "mentee" at school once a week for an hour - talking, playing games, reading or enjoying other activities. You can be that student’s friend, confidante, role model and advocate.
As a mentor you will feel rewarded just seeing the difference you make as the young person you mentor matures and grows to reach his or her full potential.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Shelton Public Schools Mentoring Program
382 Long Hill Ave, Shelton, CT 06484, US
Many students in the Shelton Public Schools benefit from their mentors - caring men and women throughout the Greater Shelton area who volunteer their time to spend one hour each week during the school day at schools throughout the city. These dedicated individuals are the heart and soul of the Shelton Public Schools Mentoring Program, and serve as positive role models for their Mentees.
Mentors are paired with students in grades kindergarten through 12. The objective is to be a consistent, caring adult in the life of the child for an hour each week. As this is a school-based program, mentor/mentee pairs typically meet at lunchtime and eat, play games and work on schoolwork or projects. Background checks are done for new mentors, and there is a 2 hour training session to help them get started.