The Mentor Program is designed to pair an at-risk child at Rome Corners Intermediate School (5th and 6th Grade) with a caring, professional adult who will serve as that child's champion.
Even in just one hour per week, mentors can make a significant difference in the life of a child. Fostering a positive relationship with an adult committed to their well-being and building connection has been shown to positively impact a child's educational experience and their future.
The Mentor Program is facilitated by Oregon School District (OSD) staff, who select the children who are most in need of mentoring. Friends of Oregon School District (FOSD) serves as a financial supporter of the program and a bridge builder to the community in finding adult mentors.
Ideally, mentors would be available for one hour per week during the school day to spend with the student. The goal is to match a mentor's interests with a child who would benefit from their time. Whether it be playing a game, arts/craft projects, listening/playing music, working on homework, etc., the time given will greatly benefit a child.
Previous mentoring experience is not required as OSD staff will provide a short training to all mentors.
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