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Mason Mentors Needed - New Times Available
Mason Elementary & Junior High School Counselor
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 11, 2013

We are so excited to be starting another school year! Our Mentor program has grown with leaps and bounds! Last year we ended the year with 50 children in our program! But, the beginning of a new year brings us requests from parents, students and teachers for more Mason students to have Mentors. All of us at the school are so grateful to every one of our mentors for the important role they play in each of these student’s lives! I still have MANY mentor requests that I haven’t been able to fill from LAST year, not to mention the new requests from THIS year. I have children that ask me daily! As a result, we are asking the community for help. We have many students that can benefit from the extra attention and companionship that the Mentoring program provides.

A mentor can be a guide, a role model, and best of all, an additional friend to our students. The decision to become a Mentor for a Mason ISD student will give that student an additional adult relationship and make a positive impact on their life. Mentors inspire the students to try harder and set goals. Mentors also help students develop positive self esteem and feel better about themselves in general.

You may be wondering what is involved in becoming a mentor. All you have to do is call me at the school (325-347-1122 x239) OR Lisa Heath (325-258-4472), and we can get the process going! We will always be thrilled to speak with you! Mentors generally come up to the school once a week for lunch during the school year. Just being a good listener and good example is all we ask of our mentors.

BUT – This year we have a NEW time available in our already amazing program!!! We are hoping that this will bring us many more Mason Mentors from the community! Our ACE program after school, has invited Mason Mentors to come anytime during the hours of 3:45-5:15! We are hoping this later time will work for those people who might not be able to break away at lunch but maybe can come by after school instead. J We have a long list already, and I just hope we can fill it!

If you feel like you might be interested in becoming a Mason Mentor –even in the tiniest bit!-, please call Lisa Heath, mentor coordinator, at (325-258-4472) or myself at (325-247-1122 x 239), and we can give you more information on the program. We are here to help you! Our current mentors will probably agree that this is a relationship that gives back to you many times over as much as you give. The students love their mentors and look forward to seeing them every week. Mentors truly make a difference in our children, in our school, and in our community. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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