The first of its kind here in Routt County, Partners is offering an opportunity for adults and older youth (approx. 16yrs+) to mentor school students. This program differs from Community Based Mentoring in that it is only for the school year and there is more a focus on school-related support. This program provides volunteer mentors to all Routt County schools, not only the four serviced by the SBM program.
Mentors are matched with a student from 3rd – 12th grade and provide weekly regular check-ins. During these check-in times mentors and mentees focus on school-related issues. Mentors assist mentees in engaging in their school-work and classes, forming relationships with teachers and other adults at the school, completing school and homework tasks, maintaining relationships with peers at school, and other academic, social, and emotional support.
Mentors spend 1 hour per week with their mentees, virtually or in-person, at a time that is convenient for both parties. This may be broken into shorter sessions or done all at once depending on the student mentee’s needs and the mentor’s availability. During the COVD19 pandemic it is likely that all check-ins will be virtual as school visitors are being kept to an absolute minimum.
To find out more see the printable brochures below and click on the link to go to the online application forms.