Mansfield ISD Magazine Winter 2019/2020 | Page 17

MAKING AN IMPACT THROUGH MENTORSHIP G rowing up in today’s world can be tough. For a young person facing any challenges, a stable adult in his or her life can be invaluable. building positive relationships with their mentee. These one-hour weekly visits are scheduled during school hours at the student’s campus. Through Mansfield ISD’s partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the district’s one-on-one mentoring program is committed to connecting students with caring adults who can help students overcome obstacles January is National Mentoring Month, a campaign that celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. It also places attention on the need for mentors to help ensure positive outcomes for youth. and succeed in school and life. During visits, mentors engage in a variety of activities that focus on Become a mentor to start making a difference in the life of a child. Look at the sidebar for details. Become a Mentor STEP 1: INQUIRE. Tell us you’re interested. STEP 2: APPLY. Complete an application. STEP 3: INTERVIEW. We’ll get to know more about you. STEP 4: MATCH. We’ll begin searching for your perfect match. STEP 5: INTRODUCTIONS. You’ll meet your mentee. Get more details about becoming a mentor: Have You Downloaded Mansfield ISD’s Updated Mobile App? • Keep up with student grades. • View daily breakfast & lunch menus. • See the latest district news & events. • Look up staff directory information. • Get alerts & push notifications. MANSFIELDTODAY 17