District Mentor Programs
Make a difference in a student’s life. Become a Mentor!
Research shows that students with a mentor are 52% less likely to skip a day of school, 78% more likely to volunteer in their community, and 130% more likely to hold leadership positions in school activities (mentoring.org). Fort Bend ISD students who have had a mentor in their life had fewer disciplinary infractions, increased attendance rates, and higher levels of academic success.
During the 2021-2022 school year the following mentor results were achieved:
- Absenteeism rates decreased by 12%
- Average instructional reading level increased by 16%
- Disciplinary referrals decreased by 17%.
Fort Bend ISD uses three different mentor models where all mentors meet with mentees for approximately 30 minutes, once a week:
Community to Student: Trained community members are matched with a student at an elementary school where mentors spend time reading developmentally appropriate books with their mentees.
District to Student: This model, known as the All-In Mentoring Program, entails District employees mentoring a select group of students at a designated campus to provide literacy support in partnership with the campus team.
Peer-to-Peer: This model entails either high school upperclassmen mentor freshmen students or middle school 8th graders who mentor 6th grade students. The focus of peer mentoring is social-emotional health, decision-making skills, and a successful transition from each grade level.
Are you a community member interested in becoming a mentor?
- Click here to complete the Mentor Interest Form
- Attend mentor training
- Complete the required volunteer criminal history application