The mission of the JCPS Mentoring Program is to encourage and support our students through positive one-on-one relationships.
What is JC Mentoring?
The program helps to assist in the building of a trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support, and encouragement aimed at developing the confidence and character of the mentee.
A mentor is a trained adult who, along with parents, provides a young person with support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement, and constructive example.
The program takes place exclusively during the school day in 20 to 40 minutes sessions.
Mentors are good listeners, people who care, people who want to help young people bring out strengths that are already there.
A mentor is not a foster parent, doctor, social worker, disciplinarian, tutor, cool peer, or ATM.