Community mentors sought for Rhinelander students
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Central Intermediate School, in the School District of Rhinelander, is looking for mentors from the community to work one-on-one with students. Volunteers would spend 30-45 minutes once a week during the school day or in our 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 in the community and to be a positive role model in their lives.
No special skills or experience 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.
For more information or to become involved, contact Ranae Jewell at Central School, at 365-9600 ex. 2401 or at [email protected].