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Mason Mentors Needed
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 • Posted August 25, 2010

We are so excited to be starting another school year! I hope you have all enjoyed reading the wonderful articles that some of our mentors have shared with over the past few weeks. If you are contemplating becoming a mentor this is a TERRIFIC time to get started! Of course, we would be happy to hear from you ANY TIME!

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. This year I already have MANY mentor requests that I haven’t been able to fill from LAST year, not to mention THIS year. I have children that ask me almost 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) OR Mrs. Barbara Pluenneke (347-5581) 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.

If you feel like you might be interested in becoming a Mason Mentor, please call Barbara Pluenneke at 325-347-5581 or myself (325-247-1122) 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 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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