Welcome to day 2 of 31waysin31days!
Today’s idea: mentor a student.
We are live from the offices of Lutheran Social Services and are so excited to welcome our first guest for 31waysin31days Michelle Madsen who runs the school-based mentoring program for schools in Sioux Falls and schools in the surrounding area.
Welcome, Michelle! I am so excited you’re joining us today!
Let’s start with this: what exactly is school based mentoring?
Partnering with a school doesn’t always involve money. This idea costs you nothing except for one lunch hour per week. And the more principals and administrators I talk to, the more I keep hearing this come up: their students need a mentor. They need a reading or math buddy. They need an adult in their life who will consistently show up, week after week, month after month, and even year after year.
I want to thank you Michelle for your time and wisdom on this important idea each of us should consider.
If you’re community doesn’t have a program like this and you want to start one or get some ideas on how to begin one, reach out to us on email and we’d love to chat with you about what school-based mentoring can look like in your community.
Ok, let’s pick two teachers this morning for winning the $20 Target cards:
Thank you for watching day 2 of 31waysin31days!
See ya tomorrow!
Some organizations who have booked this training