Throughout the year teachers need volunteers to help with field trips, special projects, reading with students, reinforcing concepts with students, Jump Rope for Heart, and to help with specified room activities. If you are interested in volunteering in your child’s classroom, talk with your child’s teacher.
While in this program, your students are paired with a high school student from Clear Lake High School. The high school mentor will meet with their mentee once or twice a week for 30 minutes. Elementary students are selected to participate for many reasons, they may be a new student or a student who is shy; or the student may need help building friendships or self-confidence; or they may need some academic help. Sometimes the mentor goes to recess with the student; sometimes they stay in the classroom and give support and attention; other times they just spend time and talk….always focusing on our “Lion Pride Motto:”
- Do What’s Right
- Do Your Best
- Do Treat Others Nicely.
The high school student receives a service credit towards graduation. The high school guidance counselor and the Family Service Coordinator work together to match high school students with elementary and middle school students. The focus of the program is to provide another positive role model for the student being mentored. In the past we have found that both the younger student and high school student have the opportunity to grow in self esteem, friendship and responsibility
The program is meant to be a positive and encouraging program and takes no time away from classroom studies.
Thanks go out to the foster grandparents in the picture (from left to right) – Darlene Toyne, Shirley Orthel, Lavonne Kacer and Joanie Nielsen.
Are you interested in becoming a Foster Grandparent? Please call Mary Litterer at 641-257-6327 to learn more about this very worthwhile and rewarding opportunity!