Join BISD in Celebrating Mentoring

Join BISD in Celebrating Mentoring
Posted on 01/05/2022
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Every January across the Nation, those who believe in the impact of mentoring come together to celebrate the power a positive role model has on youth development. Brazosport ISD is proud to join in honoring those who have dedicated time and energy every week to make a difference to a student, and to expand our mentoring connections so all students that want a mentor can have one.

  • 1 in 3 young people in America are growing up without a mentor outside their family. By growing the mentoring program, we have a chance to close the mentoring gap and increase young people’s access to caring adults.
  • Research shows the majority of Americans agree that mentoring relationships are powerful tools for connection and are critical for our country’s future. Nearly 9 in 10 people feel that more mentoring is needed in our country.
  • Mentoring has tangible effects. With a mentor, young people are:
    • 52% less likely to skip a day of school
    • 78% more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities
    • 130% more likely to hold a leadership position in a club or sports team
    • 90% more likely to say they are now interested in becoming mentors

Are you looking for a way to make our world better in this new year and have a lasting impact? Our mentoring program in BISD, LIFT UP Mentoring is an opportunity to do just that. As the 2022 year begins, please consider joining us in this rewarding program. We’d love to have you come make a difference in a student’s life. It’s not too late to contact us and get started impacting the one . . . but really many.

Go to www.brazosportisd.net/Community/Become A Mentor for further steps or contact Sharon Ritchie, District Volunteer/Mentor Liaison at (979) 730-7000 ext. 12455 for information.

Enjoy this short video telling more about BISD’s LIFT UP Mentoring.

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