PLAINWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PARTNERS OF PROMISE MENTORING PROGRAM “CHANGING TWO LIVES AT A TIME”
Plainwell Middle School, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, has a site-based mentoring program that matches an adult with a student for one hour per week. The impact of this program, now in its eighteenth year, is far-reaching.
As many of our mentors have stated, “I don’t know who gets more out of it, me or my mentee!” The program, recently honored as the top school-based mentoring program in the region, offers students an opportunity to spend some time with a positive adult role-model each week.
“What do I have to offer?” you wonder. How about your time, attention, caring, wisdom—just for starters. Often we see the results in the form of improvement in self-esteem and confidence. This then blossoms into an improvement in achievement and further development of good character traits, which is a great way to improve the community.
Our program, district-wide, has many wonderful adults and teens matched with great kids from kindergarten through high school, but we’re always looking for more mentors. If you’d like more information about the program, just call and ask for an application. After the application is returned, we’ll schedule an interview, and in no time at all you will be able to change the future—two lives at a time, yours and your mentee’s!
Joanne Coy-Student Support Specialist
Plainwell Middle School (269) 685-5813