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Mason Mentors Needed
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 • Posted November 25, 2009

Mason ISD has an excellent Mentor program with many caring and loving Mentors. The school is so grateful to every one of them for the important role they play in each of these student’s lives. This year we have many mentor requests that we cannot fill, so 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 extra 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 just 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 and I can get the process going! Mentors generally come up to the school once a week for lunch during the school year. Since the kids look forward to their Mentor visits so very much, we like to be able to tell them if you cannot make it. Other than that, just being a good listener and good example is all we ask of our mentors.

If you feel like you might be interested in becoming a Mason Mentor, please call Barabara Pluenneke at 325-347-5581 or me at 325-347-1122, extension 239, and we can give you more information on the program. We are here to help you! The mentors we have right now will probably agree that this is a relationship that gives back to you 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 as a whole. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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