We are working with JVA Consulting to find a mentoring organization to bring their programming to Jefferson Junior/Senior High this fall. According to the Search Institute, teenagers need supportive relationships from 3 or more nonparent adults to grow up healthy, caring and responsible. A quality mentoring relationship can go a long way toward helping a student succeed through school and into college or a career.
This program is not meant to take the place of existing programs at Jefferson. The goal is enhancing mentoring opportunities at JHS so that we can reach as many students as possible. Jefferson Principal Michael James is excited and on board as we seek this partner.
Our desire is to assist the recruitment of volunteers for all the programs that would like our help. We will be focusing time and energy this summer to raise $10,000 for this mentoring program as well as seeking volunteers throughout the metro area to help with each of our Community Partners.
Proposals from interested organizations are due on Wednesday, June 10. JVA will narrow down the candidates and finalists will be presented to Jefferson Junior/Senior High leadership to decide which partner will start at Jefferson in the fall.