Mentoring

mm_wb_studywebWhat is Mentoring? Mentoring is to provide one to one assistance to help students achieve personal and academic growth. What is universal to being a school-based mentor is most mentors start out thinking they will give something back, yet most end up saying, “I get back so much more than I give”.  Mentors whether they are college students, business people or community volunteers have opportunities to relate to students in ways parents and schools do not.  Mentors can be friends rather than authority figures, and thus produce personal interaction. The Waterloo Community School District offers three mentoring programs for students.

For more information or to become a mentor, check out the below sites or click here for a Volunteer Application.

Big Brothers Big Sisters mm_nn_basketball2

The Job Foundation

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa