Wednesdays: 2:30-3:30, 3:30-4:30
One Child. One Hour. One Church. One School.
Our goal is simple: to intervene in the lives of kids at Eagle Rock Elementary School with “no strings attached” and become agents of transformation, affirmation, and hope!
A mentor is paired with one child
identified by the school
meeting one hour a week for the duration of a school year
All mentoring happens at the school. We respect the separation of church and state. The children and their families are invited to participate in 2 activities at the church throughout the year.
During the first school year (2007-2008), we served 15 children: 5 girls and 10 boys in grades 2-6. In the second school year (2008-2009) we served 35 children. In our third school year (2009-2010) we served 50 children. Our program continues to grow because of the amazing men and women of CA who commit to making a difference in the life of a child. We add new students in grades K, 1 and 2 each fall.
Once a child is accepted into the program, they stay in the program until they graduate from elementary school or leave the school. If the mentor decides not to continue with the child, a new mentor is recruited to take their place.
*Although we will work to find the best match for each volunteer, because of the nature of the work we do, not everyone is a match for our program. We reserve the option to refuse applicants if we feel they are not the best fit. We strive to balance the skills, time constraints, and desires of each individual with the needs of the young people that receive our services. There are volunteer opportunities for a variety of skill sets and time commitments.