What is the MHS Mentoring Program?
Beginning with the 2010-11 academic year, Martin High School launched an on-site mentoring program for students who expressed an interest in fostering relationships with Brandon Elementary students. In collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kalamazoo, all MHS student-mentors are interviewed and trained to serve as mentors for these young learners. Mentors meet with their "mentees" once a week for approximately 45 minutes at some point during the school day and only within the school campus. Our student-mentors are not counselors or tutors- their role is simply to build a trusting, dependable relationship with an elemetary student by sharing their time, their energy, their stories. The majority of our student-mentors were mentors last year and enjoyed the experience so much that they chose to participate again.
How do students become mentors?
We are always looking for mentors! Student-mentoring at Martin High School is fun, rewarding, and only requires an hour or less each week. BBBS/MPS matches potential mentors up with a "little brother or sister" with similar interests, likes, and communications styles. Please contact the main office and our BBBS liason Stacy Brown to find out how to become part of this rewarding program - and a part of our team!