Keyword for this page: Mentors
The Youth Motivator program brings together positive role models from the community and students who can benefit from one-on-one attention. Students are selected by teachers and guidance counselors. Parents sign a permission form for participation in the program. Students and mentors work together weekly at the school site to improve grades, set goals for improved attendance and behavior or focus on career interests. Youth Motivators participate in a two-hour training that reviews volunteer policies, school procedures and strategies to use with students.
Youth Motivators help students develop self confidence, academic competence, a caring attitude toward others and reading skills that will help them be successful in school so they can be successful in life. The following activities are designed to help mentors accomplish these goals.
The school district promotes a release time program for employees to mentor.
When students are mentored:
As a part of their commitment, mentors invest $25 for a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check.
Fax completed form to 863-534-0705
Or scan and email to: Margaret Wheeler
For more information: 863-534-0636