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Mentoring: Adults - Teens - We want you!
 
Dozens of deserving students need caring mentors. If you can give us just 30-60 minutes once a week when school is in session, you can help unlock a young person's potential. Having a supportive adult (or teen) to talk with about school has been proven to: boost self-confidence, improve study habits, and increase coping skills & resilience. We will provide free training and background checks, coordinate the process of pairing you with a deserving student, and make sure the relationship proves to be rewarding to you both.

TEENS, when you share your talents as a peer mentor and receive service learning hours. Volunteer service is valued by top colleges & employers, a requirement of Honor Society membership, and may be considered as part of a Senior Project.In the Appoquinimink School District, dozens of students need caring mentors to help them make the most of their potential - in school, in the world of work, and in life.

Students With Mentors:
  • Stay in school and aspire to, or achieve better grades (76%)
  • Are less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and less likely to skip a class
  • Develop more positive attitudes toward school (85%)
  • Feel better about themselves and have more self confidence (87%)
  • Improve their relationships with adults (65%)
  • Are better able to express their feelings (76%)
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  • The vast majority of our mentors (97%) report that they enjoyed the experience and found it very rewarding

How To Apply:
  • We've partnered with the nonprofit organization, Connecting Generations to offer free Adult Mentor / Student Mentor training and certification.
    • Please click here​​​​​​​ and complete a simple application form available on the Connecting Generations website or call 302-656-2122 ext. 10 for more information.
    • You'll be scheduled for an upcoming training.
    • Upon completion, Connecting Generations will work with Mentoring Coordinator at a school of your choosing to pair you with a deserving student.
    • You'll spend a specified amount of time (30-60 minutes on average) about once a week.​​​​​​​