Click the video to see how one of our teen mentors made an impact on a younger student's life.
Do you want to make a difference in the life of a student? Do you have an hour a week? If so, mentoring is for you! No experience is necessary. We have opportunities for adult and teen mentors in our schools.
What Do Mentors Do?
Adult and teen mentors help nearly 300 students each year in our schools. They develop positive relationships between schools and students, parents and communities around the common goal of supporting academic success.
Many of the students paired with mentors report that they have greater self-confidence, improved relationships with their peers and more positive attitudes toward school. Their parents also say their children have better attitudes toward school and better grades.
"This program has helped my son so much. He was struggling emotionally at school because of some issues with peers. His mentor gave him a reason to go to school and made a huge positive impact on his self-esteem. As a parent I am beyond thankful for this opportunity and the smile it put on my son's face."
- Parent of a mentee
Adult mentors must:
- Be 21 or older
- Have reliable transportation
- Have no criminal record for the past five years
- Have no history of crimes against children
- Commit to working with a student for an hour a week throughout one school year during regular school hours
Teen mentors must:
- Attend a Central Kitsap high school
- Earn good grades
- Attend school regularly
- Meet with an elementary student for an hour a week during elementary school hours for one school year
After applying online, we require all qualifying mentors to attend a training session.
We will host adult mentor trainings on the following dates at the Jenne-Wright Administration Center board room:
- Friday, Jan. 6: 12:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Please call Lisa Pitcher at 360-662-1726 or e-mail her at LisaPi@ckschools.org.