Be a Mentor... Change a Life!
Anyone considering serving as a mentor to a student in Hays CISD is encouraged to take action!
Hays CISD is recruiting individuals in the community interested in changing the life of a child.
Mentor Training is offered in English or Spanish upon request by contacting Angie Mendez at (512) 268-2141, ext. 46078 or by email: Angie.Mendez@hayscisd.net
Who is qualified to be a mentor? People just like you!
A mentor is someone who cares, listens and offers encouragement.
Mentors help children develop their strengths and talents by supporting the efforts of other significant people such as parents and teachers.
Mentors are people willing to give a little of their time to make a difference in a child’s life.
What’s the secret?
Research repeatedly shows that having a mentor helps a child to be more successful in school. Children are not the only ones whose lives can be changed by mentoring. For many mentors, the rewards of reaching out to another and building a close, trusting relationship are great, including an increase in personal enrichment, happiness and self-knowledge. In fact, mentoring benefits all of society: Healthy, educated and nurtured children tend to grow up to be productive adults and responsible parents. They may even grow up to be mentors themselves.
What do mentors do?
Mentors provide constant encouragement and emotional support for their students. Mentors help students to:
- Accept responsibility
- Use good study habits
- Make positive choices
- Learn problem solving skills
- Have better peer relationships
There are only three (3) requirements to become a mentor:
- Make a 1 year commitment to meet with a student once a week for 30 minutes
- Consent to a Hays CISD Criminal History Check
- Attend one (1) training session