Reach Out! Mentoring at Scarlett Middle School


What We Do

Reach Out! matches volunteers with youth in intentional mentoring relationships. We define mentoring as an ongoing, structured relationship between trusted and trusting individuals who grow and develop in a holistic partnership that includes academic, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical realms.

Mentor Roles & Responsibilities

  • Mentors meet with their children at least once a week at Scarlett Middle School to focus on school work, occasionally in the cafeteria to have lunch and meet their friends, and once a month to do something fun.
  • Mentors communicate with the child’s parents regularly and try tp make at least one home visit a semester.
  • Mentors communicate with the child’s teachers and counselors to promote working together for the child’s success.
  • Mentors attend our orientation, training workshops, Family Events, weekend outings and World of Work opportunities.

Our Goals for Children

You will come alongside your mentee to help him or her:

1. Make Informed and Positive Choices
  • Choosing Friends
  • Handling Conflict
  • Communicating with Teachers & Parents

2. Develop Awareness of Personal Gifts & Talents

  • Self-Image
  • Learning Styles
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Interests & Passions
  3. Succeed in the “School System”
  • Understanding of course material
  • Time-management skills
  • Note-taking and study skills
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Completing homework

4. Explore the World of Work

  • Post–high school education and/or job training
  • Career Interests
  • Job Shadowing

We believe every child is precious, unique, worthy, and has a destiny!

Map to SMS SMS website
MRO Calendar of Family Events & Training SMS Calendar
Fall 2009 Mentor Handbook District Calendars
Mentor Resources Photo album 1, album 2

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Last updated 31 Aug 09