"Be A Champion" Mentor Program
A partnership between FOSD and the Oregon School District (OSD), the mentor program matches a 4th, 5th or 6th grade student with a caring adult who will serve as that child's champion.
Mentoring takes place one hour per week, either virtually or in-person following healthy and safety protocols.
Mentors engage their mentee in games, crafts or other activities, not tutoring. OSD's goal is to match a mentor's interests with a child who would benefit from this time together. The impact of this positive relationship with an adult committed to their well-being and the opportunity to build a positive connection has been shown to positively impact a child's education experience and their future.
This program is facilitated by OSD staff who select the children who are most in need of mentoring. FOSD serves as a financial supporter of the program and a bridge builder to the community in finding adult mentors.
No previous mentoring experience is required and all mentors are given a brief training prior to beginning. The next training is February 24 from Noon - 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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