District Mentor Programs
Make a difference in a student’s life. Become a Mentor in three easy steps!
Please Note: We have completed mentor matches for the 2023-2024 FBISD school year. If you would like to be considered for the 2024-2025 mentoring program, please complete the Mentor Interest Form and an invitation will be emailed to you in August. Organizations who would like to mentor, please ensure that each member completes Steps 1 & 2 below.
- Complete the Mentor Interest Form
- Complete the required volunteer criminal history application after July 1st for the 2024-2025 FBISD school year.
- Attend Mentor training (an invitation will be emailed to you after your Mentor Interest Form is received)
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 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.