Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Windsor Public Schools Seeking 15 Adult Mentors For Elementary School Students

The Hartford Courant (Windsor, CT) September 19, 2011

"The Windsor Public Schools is seeking 15 adults to become mentors to students in the district's four elementary schools, and has scheduled two identical training sessions on October 12 and October 20 for interested volunteers.
'We have a dedicated core group of mentors in the Windsor Public Schools, but need more adults who can give as little as an hour a week to make a positive difference in the life of a child,' explains Mike Greenwood, coordinator of the Windsor Public Schools Mentoring Program. 'There always is a need for a caring adult in a child's life and it takes very little to be an effective mentor. A mentor needs to be willing to play games or pursue other mutual interests and, mostly, be there to listen - simply listen - to the student. You don't need to advise or counsel,' notes Greenwood. 'Your regular presence and willingness to listen tells a student you care and you are there just for from him or her.'" Read More

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