September 21, 2012
Help Make a Difference and Volunteer As an After School Mentor
You can help change students' lives in your neighborhood by volunteering six hours of your time over four weeks as an after-school mentor. The "After School Zone with the Graduation Game Plan" Mentor Program is in need of volunteers at the Park Place Regional Library. The program depends on volunteers like you who can commit just 90 minutes a week for four consecutive Mondays during October 2012 to guide a small group of students through the basic steps of achieving a high school graduation and being prepared for college and/or career.
Applying for college and thinking about careers can be a very complicated process. This program helps organize resources for students and mentors to easily have conversations about how students can create and achieve their goals. From the experience in previous programs, many students who had no knowledge of important financial aid assistance programs like the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and did not know how to create a resume have experienced impressive growth as they were guided through the program. You can help make this same impact in your neighborhood.
The "After School Zone with the Graduation Game Plan" Mentor Program at Park Place Regional Library, 8145 Park Place Boulevard, Houston 77017, meets from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Mondays October 1, October 8, October 15 and October 22.Please sign up as a mentor now by visiting www.houstonservice.org/pages/pages/80.
For more information contact Michael Webb, Office of Education Initiatives (OEI) at Michael.Webb@houstontx.gov or 832.393.0856.