AMERICOPRS STUDENT MENTORING

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Making a positive impact in the lives of local students!

 

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In 2021-2022 United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties started a program to provide mentoring to at-risk middle school students. This program decreases chronic absenteeism and increases engagement in academics. We aim for students in our program to graduate high school on time and prepared to enter college or the workforce. The program serves students of all backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses, with a focus on students who have historically been underserved.

Our AmeriCorps program is in ten middle schools in the 2021-2022 school year in the following six school districts: Prosser, Kiona-Benton City, Richland, Kennewick, Pasco and Finley. Each participating school has at least one AmeriCorps member assigned who implements a mentoring program specific to the needs of the school. Currently the mentoring program serves an average of 100 students each month across all ten schools.  On a monthly basis, our AmeriCorps members provide in-class support, for an average of 800+ students.

Our AmeriCorps members also coordinate groups of volunteer mentors who work one-on-one with a chronically absent student for the duration of the school year. Mentors meet with their mentees once a week during the student’s lunch period.  Interested in being a volunteer mentor for the 2022-23 school year and making a difference in the life of a student? VOLUNTEER AS A LUNCHTIME MENTOR.

Email Paul Klein or call 509-581-3939.

 

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*AmeriCorps members will be part of the 2021-2022 Washington State COVID Response Corps


AmeriCorps members

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Cameron Bales

 

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Vicky Barron-Zuniga 

 

Cristina

Cristina Blanco

 

Sydnie

Sydnie Blank

 

Flores

Valeries Flores

 

Maya

Maya Galliher

 

Cristal

Cristal Gutierrez

 

Breanne

Breanne Hopson

 

Michaela

Michaela Jensen

 

Kelsey

Kelsey Hovley

 

Grant

Grant McFarland

 

Teresa

Teresa Mojica

 

Quin Tullock

Quin Tullock

 

   

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