The 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 children to:

·   Feel good about themselves;

·   Recognize their unique potential;

·   Set reachable goals for their future; and

·   Become peaceful and responsible citizens.


Our secondary goals are to:

·   Provide support to teachers and counselors;

·   Make schools friendly places for volunteers; and

·   Involve communities in child raising.




·   Given the high rates of unemployment, drug use, violence, and family disintegration in our poorest neighborhoods, almost any child who lives there can be called “at risk.”

·   As an African saying goes, “It takes a whole village to raise a child”- which includes kind and committed mentors.

·   One 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.

·   A 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 care.

·   The 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.”




For more information please contact:

Amy Rhoads

Elementary Instruction Deputy Director

Hobbs Municipal Schools

1515 E. Sanger




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