January is National Mentoring Month in Lakewood and across the nation. This is a great opportunity to think about who was influential in your life. Was there a teacher who helped you reach your potential? Was there someone who took time out of their life to listen to you? How do you pass it on?
Communities in Schools of Lakewood is looking for adult mentors to spend an hour a week with a student in the Clover Park School District. All it takes to change a life is a lunch hour! There are currently 15 students waiting for a mentor in the Champions Mentoring Program. These are great kids just waiting for someone like you to take an active interest in their lives, help them set goals and have fun. Communities in Schools provides the training, materials and support to help all mentors be successful.
Here are quick profiles of 3 students waiting for a mentor. To learn more about how to be a mentor and to download an application packet, go to www.lakewood.ciswa.org or call 253-589-7489.
One waiting student is a 7th grader who tends to imitate bad role models. He enjoys reading comics and would like to be in the Army when he gets older. School staff are worried that his role models will only get worse as he gets older but hope that a positive adult role model will give him another person to look up to.
Another waiting student is a 3rd grade girl. She doesn’t have a female role model at home and could really use some encouragement to do well in school. She loves computers and her favorite subjects in school are science and math. She would like to be a teacher when she grows up.
We also have a 6th grade boy who would like a mentor. He enjoys learning about science and wants to be a Marine Biologist when he gets older. His father has been through multiple deployments and school staff think he could use some extra encouragement and positive reinforcement.