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Life Mentors Needed for Meadowood Youth

Fun fact: The roots of a 300 foot redwood tree are actually quite shallow, reaching only about 5 feet deep.  In order to grow so tall, these trees intertwine roots to support each other.

This is: Intentional Mentoring

Our Mission Statement:  Mentors interact with school, community, and families in order to strengthen the support network for students facing adversity.

Today, many middle school and even elementary students are involved in many part-time or seasonal activities. Usually, these activities are disconnected. Adults working with these students may have a hard time overlapping teachable moments and learning experiences from one thing to the next. Students often go home to families that are busy or overwhelmed.

You may have heard of our growing achievement gap within our school systems.  This achievement gap is both academic and social. Some students have a support network, and their roots are intertwined; others are less connected and may have a more difficult time standing tall in the face of storms.  We hope to provide coaching support for students’ roots to grab onto so they can continue to grow upward.

If you are interested in working to build a relationship to support a student in this next generation (4th-8th grade) you need to apply! These mentorships continue from year to year as you build a relationship with your student. Sharing a few hours of your time each week can have an outstanding impact on the strength of our community. And think of how much we as adults can learn from them! If you have questions or would like to hear more, please contact Dianne Willadsen at OR 608-235-5744.

I look forward to hearing from you!