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What is the Mentor Program?
A school-based program serving K-12 students district wide. Adults are matched with a student and become a role model and a friend to them. 

What is the impact of mentoring for the student?
It helps the student with a positive attitude, improved attendance, and social skills.

What are the benefits for the mentor?
Personal satisfaction, community involvement, provide leadership, and teach by example. 

What does a mentor do?
Mentors are matched with students based on their need and interests. Mentors and students meet for 30-45 minutes a week, during the school day, on the school grounds. Mentoring activities can include: playing games, reading, helping with homework, eating lunch together, going outside for recess, talking about their day, etc. 

How do I refer my child to the Mentor Program?
Students are referred to the coordinator by parents and staff to be part of the program. For more information, view the Parent Introductory Letter and fill out the Parent Permission Form and return it to the West Elementary office. 

How do I become a mentor?
If you would like to be a Mentor to an ICSD student, please fill out the forms below. If you have questions regarding any of the forms, please contact Val directly at the phone number or email below. 

Volunteer Registration Form
Confidentiality Form
Buchanan County Sheriff Form
DHS Adult Abuse Form
DHS Child Abuse Form
DCI Form

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Volunteer Website

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Contact Information

Maximovich, Val
Maximovich, Val
Volunteer and Mentor