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MENTORSTo become a mentor you will need to attend one training. The training dates for the remainder of the school year are cancelled due to COVID-19 andsocial distancing. Please watch our website or the USD308 website, for future dates of trainings starting in August.
All trainings are held at the USD308 Administration Office. Call 620-615-4018 for more information.
Rise Up Reno Mentoring is a school-based mentoring effort that links caring adult volunteers from the community with students in schools and is open to all students, grades K-12, within participating school districts. All activities take place on school grounds, during school hours. Rise Up Reno Mentoring volunteers typically visit a school for one hour or less each week to do things like have lunch with a student, help with reading or academic tutoring, share an interest or a hobby or simply listen. We tailor the assignment to your needs -a classroom match, a one to one match, and more!
Choose your favorite subject: math, reading, writing, science or social studies. Work with a student who needs extra attention in that area. Mentor your student during the school day to help give him/her advice and direction in tasks such as completing everyday assignments or developing a challenging project.
Eat breakfast with a student or a small group of students at the school cafeteria (could be a great activity on your way to work). Be a mentor by assisting your student(s) with a class assignment, discussing a book, or just chatting. This is a time to enjoy eating and fun conversation!
Work with a teacher to help in a classroom. Assist students who may need extra help with assignments or help keep students on task while the teacher assists students who may be needing more instruction.A class match will help the students in any way the teacher may need.
Eat lunch in the school cafeteria with an individual student or group of students during their lunch period. During your time together, you may also serve as a mentor by playing a board game, reading a story, playing on the playground or working on a special project. This is a time to build self-confidence and let the student know he/she is important.
Time with a positive adult role model is something kids ask for over and again. Have fun getting to know a student through a variety of activities including sharing a hobby, working on an assignment, playing a game or sport, or just "hanging out." A mentor is a friend and a good listener and helps build the self-confidence students need to succeed in school.
Working with groups of students by listening to them read or reading to them in order to develop better reading skills, social skills and comprehension.
WatchDOGS is a program of the National Center for Fathering. The program is for Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.
For more information on Mentoring contact Lisa Orrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-615-4018
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