Role Model/Mentoring Program
Twice a month during the school year, mentors visit participating schools to discuss a specific topic with a group of sixth-grade students.
Topics include Decision-Making, Parent-Child Relationships, Education, Respect for Oneself and others, Crime and Substance Abuse Prevention, Honesty, Loyalty, Emotional and Physical Health, Peer Influence, Choices, and other topics geared toward developing positive values.
Our mentors are trained to work with adolescents through a specially designed curriculum keyed to the Virginia Standards of Learning. Mentors are coached on how to listen, share experiences, explore problems and help students plan their futures.
The mentors work with the same students throughout the year, providing a consistent voice and message. A Student-to-Mentor ratio of 5:1 encourages interaction and open discussion.