Become a mentor at Central School
Courtesy of Rhinelander School District
Central Intermediate School is looking for mentors from local businesses and the community to work one-on-one with students. They are looking for volunteers to help for 30 to 45 minutes, once a week, during the school day and/or in the after school program.
Mentors will have the opportunity to connect with 4th and 5th grade students and teach life skills, share with students their areas of expertise and interests, work on crafts and hobbies, play games, or just sit and talk. This is a great opportunity to connect with the children of the community and to be a positive role model in their lives. No special skills or experiences are needed to be a mentor – only a willingness to listen, encourage and show children that they matter and are important.
Studies show that children who have relationships with adults who encourage and value them have higher graduation and college enrollment rates, increased self-esteem and regard for others, and are less likely to use drugs and alcohol, among numerous other benefits. If you are interested in hearing more and/or becoming involved, contact Aaron Homp, school counselor at Central, at 365-9600 ex. 2413.