Mentoring Program

­The Vigo County School Corporation and Center for Community Engagement are recruiting mentors for Franklin and Ouabache Elementary Schools. The focus of the mentor program is  kindergarten through fifth grade. The intention of this mentor/mentee program is to encourage education, acknowledge mentee accomplishments, and promote the idea of going to college.  CCE is working with the schools on modifying the mentoring program to virtual for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

 

As a mentor you will:

 

·         Visit your mentee virtually at least twice a month

·         Provide your mentee with additional support and encouragement

·         Provide Inspirational notes/cards

·         Attend school special events when able

·         Promote staying in school and going to college

 

The program requires a one-year commitment to your mentee, although the mentor/mentee relationship can continue for many years.

 

All of these events can be used during Community Service Leave time (upon approval from your supervisor). The importance of this mentor relationship is to help children have positive experiences in school and focus on continuing their education in college.

 

Franklin and Ouabache Elementary Schools are a K-5 institutions. Franklin Elementary is located just off the Heritage Trail near the corner of 16th and Locust and Ouabache Elementary is located on Maple Avenue and 6th Street. Both schools are open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

 

If interested in serving as a mentor, please apply at the following website:

 

Benjamin Franklin Elementary

 

Ouabache Elementary

Contact

Center for Community Engagement

Indiana State University
Tirey Hall 134
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809

Phone: 812-237-2335
Fax: (812) 237-2525
Sarah.strole@indstate.edu

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