Stay In School Mentoring Project

Program Goal

The Stay in School Mentoring Project matches volunteers from the community across a broad spectrum of professions, with students that need guidance and support to help them be successful in school.

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Stay In School Mentoring Project contact number 702.799.6560.


Mentee Selection

School liaisons are asked to identify students that they believe would benefit from participating in the mentoring program. The school liaison explains to the identified students what it means to have a mentor and how the mentor can help them. Students must agree to participate and their parents/guardians must also give their permission for the student to meet with their adult mentor.


Target Population

Clark County School District K -12 students, who are at risk of dropping out of school and need a positive role model.


How to Become a Mentor

Step 1:Mentor Application: Potential mentors will provide information regarding personal history, education, employment, and experience with youth.

Step 2:Personal Interview: Potential mentors will participate in an interview with "A Stay in School" staff member.

Step 3:Background Check: Potential mentors will agree to local and Federal background checks.

Step 4:Training and Orientation: Potential mentors will participate in training/orientation sessions to review important issues, skills, tips, and strategies to promote successful mentoring.

Step 5:Sessions: Mentors go to the school to meet with the students, during school, for one hour, at minimum twice per month.

Step 6:Program Evaluation: Mentors, mentees, parents and teachers complete end of year evaluations to assess the effectiveness of the program.


Commitment

Volunteers are asked to make a commitment to serve as a mentor for one school year. The commitment will be made during the training session of the process. Regardless of when the volunteer begins mentoring, a commitment must be made to mentor the assigned student during remaining school year.


Mentor Application

Personal Information

Employment Information

Personal References

Mentor Questionnaire

Mentor Interest Survey

Book Your New Mentor Interview
(please complete application before booking interview)


Participating Schools

The Stay In School Mentoring Project is available for participation to all schools within the Clark County School District.


Training for Mentors (1 - 2 hours)

Program overview and goalsSuccessful mentor qualities
Benefits of mentoringCommunication skills
Role of the mentorConfidentiality
Stages of mentoring relationshipChild abuse and neglect
Developmental characteristics of adolescents