Local Teens Need Your Help: Be a Mentor
Mentoring doesn’t require a unique skill. It just takes a willingness to listen, offer encouragement, and share knowledge of what you’ve learned about life.
The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is seeking adult mentors to serve as positive role models for one hour a week as part of the LINKS Mentoring Program for high school students for the 2012-13 school year.
The format of mentoring sessions includes individual and team mentoring in a group setting. Weekly mentoring sessions occur on a set meeting day and time determined by each participating school. SCOE staff members facilitate mentor sessions, organize activities, and provide materials and support. Meeting days and times for each site will be determined before sessions begin.
Prospective mentors will be provided orientation and training before beginning group mentoring sessions. Several orientation and training events are available during August, 2012. In addition to recruiting individual volunteer mentors, SCOE is interested in forming partnerships with businesses and organizations that would support their employees or members in volunteering one hour per week to serve as mentors for deserving high school students.
LINKS Mentors may select from the following participating school sites:
Elinor Hickey Jr/Sr High School (SCOE)
2040 Ethan Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
North Area Jr/Sr High School (SCOE)
4000 Pinell Street
Sacramento, CA 95838
Calvine High School (Elk Grove Unified School District)
8333 Vintage Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95828
Kinney High School (Folsom Cordova Unified School District)
2710 Kilgore Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6104
The LINKS Mentoring Program is operated by SCOE’s Prevention and Student Services (PASS) Department. The program is made possible through a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
To learn more about the LINKS Mentoring Program and to apply to become a mentor, contact Cheryl Raney (916) 228-2201 or email@example.com.
Disclosure: Tim Herrera is Communications Director for the Sacramento County Office of Education.