FORT BEND ISD (February 13, 2020) – Through a multi-year community partnership, students at Lake Olympia Middle School are learning more about their options after school and ways to be prepared for them. Volunteers with Jack and Jill of America’s Missouri City-Sugar Land chapter have spent time each month as mentors, working with the students to guide them in career pathways and help them develop the social skills necessary for success.
The program, includes several dozen students, both boys and girls, and runs from January to May each school year. Students and volunteers discuss their progress reports and report cards for each term, in addition to time talking through attributes of the District’s Profile of a Graduate. Local community leaders speak to students about their journeys to success and much more.
“The goal of the mentorship program is to offer a safe space to share middle school experiences and mothers’ life learned lessons,” says Alisa Peppers, with Jack and Jill. “We are appreciative of the opportunity to interact, engage and serve as healthy role models for these students.”