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The Hillsborough Education Foundation is seeking mentors in Hillsborough County for the 2018-2019 school year. The Hillsborough Education Foundation provides scholarships and mentors for over 400 low-income students between 6th and 12th grade in the county through the Take Stock in Children program.
Become a caring mentor for a student and make a difference in a child's life today! Mentoring helps students succeed, achieve, and graduate from school. The role of a mentor is to provide a listening ear, valuable guidance, and academic assistance to help students experience greater success. Your guidance can help build a foundation of basic values and challenge students to take responsibility for their own actions.They can start to set goals and understand the importance of staying in school.
Volunteers must be able to meet weekly with the assigned student on school grounds during school hours (7:30am-3:00pm.)
As students begin to realize that someone cares, school absenteeism decreases, academic performance improves and self-esteem increases. Studies show that high-risk students with a mentor are: 46% more likely to stay drug-free 27% more likely to stay alcohol-free 62% more likely not to skip school 37% more likely to avoid violence.