Mentoring guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring increases a young person’s personal growth, development, social, and economic opoortunity.
STRIVE’s mentoring takes place at Pottstown Middle School.
Mentoring activities can take place at the student’s lunch time or from 7:50 am – 8:30 am mentoring block designated each week.
Mentors are asked for 30 minutes once a week at the same day and time every week for consistency for the students.
Committed adult community members can be a mentor! That could mean you!
We want adults who want to help the students of Pottstown and who are able to dedicate their time and attention each week to the life of students who need it.
At STRIVE, we want commitment for at least one school year with the possibility of multi-year commitments. It takes time to build relationships and this time commitment is important.
Show up! Be there for the student. Share lunch two times a month with your student and get to know the person they are. Time with the student is crucial to successful mentoring.