SCS needs mentors

Would you enjoy sitting down with a ten year old friend and playing a card game? Do you have time during the school day to relax with a middle school student who enjoys having someone to talk to about her day? How about throwing a ball to an enthusiastic 12-year-old boy? If you find yourself drawn to any of these activities, you may be ready to become a Connecting Youth mentor at Shelburne Community School (SCS).
The CY Mentoring Program at SCS is looking for local community members to become volunteer mentors to students who would benefit from the friendship of an additional adult in their life. Mentors are paired with a fifth through eighth grader and meet weekly at the school, during the school day. A mentor room provides games, crafts and other activities but is mostly a place for a friendship to develop. The success of this program was made visible last year through an end-of-the year survey, which found that students in the program felt better about school, themselves, and truly enjoyed having a mentor.
Adult mentors are provided with training and continual support by the mentor coordinator. SCS still needs adults to sign up, and especially needs male mentors.
If you are interested in learning more or starting an application, please contact Alice Brown, CY Mentoring Coordinator at Shelburne Community School,, 383-1126.