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The Mentoring Network, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

PO Box 9412Nampa, ID 83652 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Mentoring Network, Inc. serves five rural school districts (Nampa, Caldwell, Parma, Homedale, Vallivue) offering school-based mentoring to at-risk students, grades 1st-8th.
The goals of the mentoring program are to improve at-risk students' attendance, grades, and behaviors through friendship building with responsible, caring adults (18yrs. and older) who meet with their student one hour, once a week, on the school grounds, during the school year.

Description

We are looking for responsible, caring individuals to serve as volunteers for kids in Elementary or Middle Schools in Caldwell, Homedale, Nampa, Parma and Vallivue School Districts. Mentors and their student spend one hour each week in activities meaningful to that student. The children are referred because they have requested or their teacher feels they can benefit from some additional one to one attention.
Mentors work with school staff to provide one-on-one guidance and support as students pursue personal, family, and academic dreams. After completing the screening process, mentors will meet with their "mentees" approximately one hour each week in a supervised school setting to foster the development of academic and social skills. Each Mentor and Child will determine how to best spend their hour each week. Volunteers can eat lunch with their assigned charge, read with them, help with homework, play a game, or just sit and talk.
The Mentor and their Child are only allowed contact at and during that hour each week at school. Each potential mentor must pass a background check.

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