District Mentoring Program
Make a difference in a student’s life. Become a District Mentor!
Research shows that mentoring improves a student’s social and emotional well-being, self-confidence and attitude towards learning. The District Mentoring Program helps provide students with social and emotional supports by building relationships, promoting literacy and equipping them with tools to achieve academic success.
The District employs three different mentoring models:
- Community to student: Community partners, trained by the Collaborative Communities team, are matched via a Mentor Liaison (counselor) at a campus.
- District staff to student: This model, also known as All-In Mentoring, entails District employees mentoring at a designated campus and targeting designated students in partnership with the campus principal, Parent Educator and key staff.
- Peer-to-Peer (pilot): Juniors and seniors will mentor freshmen students. Pilot efforts will launch in January 2021.
All mentors meet with students from all various grade levels for approximately 30 minutes per week during the school day.
Note: All mentors must attend a one-time mandatory training and submit an online FBISD Volunteer Criminal History Application.For more information on our Mentoring Program, contact us at CollaborativeCommunities@fortbendisd.com