Currently ... we are creating a Mentoring Program. This program pairs staff members with specific students who could benefit from having a positive role model in their life. This program relies on staff volunteers who will meet with the student with whom they are paired for approximately 30 minutes each week. Once parents respond that they are in favor of their child participating, the final approval is up to the student. In an effort to increase student interest, we are planning to organize fun after school activities where mentors and kids will have oppportunities to get to know each other better. Our expectation is that through these activities, positive relationships will be formed and will enable our mentors to more easily broach topics such as academics, positive choices, and other topics that will assist the student in experiencing a greater level of success in school. Your contribution of $300 would be used to create different after school opportunities for our students and their mentors.