Mentoring is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children. Positive relationships with caring adults are critical to a child’s emotional, social, and academic well-being. At Bowman Elementary, the mentorship program involves working with a child or small group while building relationships through academic venues such as reading, writing, or math. Mentors can designate academic, age, or grade levels within their comfort zone and coordinate days and times to meet with the classroom teacher. The classroom teacher will guide your work with materials and techniques. Why become a Bowman mentor? Most importantly, mentors provide special adult time and attention that some of our students lack and you can be that supportive adult that helps a child develop his or her potential.
Becoming a Bowman mentor is easy:
- Complete a mentor application including a background check
- Attend a mentor training in November (date to be set)
- Coordinate a time and day of the week with the classroom teacher to meet with your student or students.
- Have fun!