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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Mentors Committed to Excellence

September 11, 2008

Are you interested in being a positive role model to students in District 186? Volunteering for the Mentors Committed to Excellence program can enrich your life as well as the life of a student.

Who can be a mentor? You must be at least 18 years old. You must be willing to make a commitment to remain with your student for one full school year.

What will I do as a mentor? You will visit with your student at his or her school during the school day. You will be expected to spend around 1 hour a week with your student. The activities could include having lunch together, reading a book together, talking about sports, or just listening to your student.

How do I get started? You will need to complete an application and submit to a background check. Make sure this program will not interfere with your employment. You will be expected to attend a mentor training and attend follow-up trainings. Most importantly, you must consistently attend the mentoring sessions and honor your commitment of one entire year to your student.

Mentor Training
September 24th from 10AM-Noon
Enos Library - 524 W. Elliot

September 24th from 6-8PM
Grant Library - 1800 W. Monroe

RSVP to Erin at 525-3006

For more information, please contact Donna Treadwell, Coordinator of Volunteers, at 525-3257 or email her at: