purpose of the Hobbs Municipal Schools Mentorship Program is to help children
and youth discover positive solutions in their everyday lives by establishing a
caring relationship with a mentor. Just
as important is to make adults aware of what they can contribute as mentors to
the development of young people.
Our primary intentions are to help
· Feel good
their unique potential;
reachable goals for their future; and
peaceful and responsible citizens.
secondary goals are to:
support to teachers and counselors;
schools friendly places for volunteers; and
communities in child raising.
WE BELIEVE IN
the high rates of unemployment, drug use, violence, and family disintegration
in our poorest neighborhoods, almost any child who lives there can be called
As an African saying goes, “It takes a whole village to
raise a child”- which includes kind and committed mentors.
caring relationship with an adult outside the family can make a big difference,
leaving a positive imprint on a child for the rest of his/her life.
People in all cultures have been mentoring since the
beginning of humankind.
strategic time to intervene in a child’s development is during the ages 6-14,
when he/she is old enough to understand the values and still young enough to
most important aspect of mentoring is the relationship itself. It is the built-in benevolence, trust and
sincere dialogue which help to build “good character.”
information please contact:
Elementary Instruction Deputy Director