GRAND ISLE COUNTY COURT DIVERSION INC wrote -
Karen Browning wrote -
Help us change a child’s life.
Grand Isle County Mentoring is a school-based mentoring program that matches children and adults with similar interests. Meeting weekly for an hour in local schools, mentors and mentees develop relationships that can last years. Time is often spent on the activities of everyday life: simple conversation, homework, reading, games, crafts and cooking.
Mentoring has proven results for both children and adults. The Mentoring Effect is a compelling new report informed by the first nationally-representative survey of young people on the topic of both informal and formal mentoring. This report combines data with literature and insights from a variety of key leaders in business, philanthropy, government, and education. The report finds that mentoring has a powerful effect on the lives of young people and is strongly linked with improved academic, social and economic prospects. Recognition of the power of mentoring is growing around the country, and, if harnessed, it has the potential to help meet a range of national challenges and strengthen our communities and economy. All that is required is a mentor, listening and caring about their world.
Over the past 7 years, over 90 adults in Grand Isle County have volunteered, trained and worked with students as mentors. Results have been terrific. Children love it, parents are happy with the program, and teachers see improvements with participating students. We were selected as the first recipient of the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.
We invite you to become involved in 2015:
Support the program through a financial gift, which supports the staff to recruit, train and support mentors, maintain contact with families, and monitor the program in five schools grades K thru 8. Every child who wants a mentor should have one! Please help make it happen! Your participation and generosity are warmly appreciated.