We work with Communities In Schools North Texas (CISNT) to give volunteers opportunities to mentor one-on-one with students in a Denton ISD school. CISNT has Site Coordinators at 12 schools across the district - 1 high school, 4 middle schools, and 7 elementary schools. CISNT provides extensive academic, emotional and social service support to students served within their programs, which includes individual mentoring. CISNT mentoring involves a consistent, one-on-one relationship with an individual student. Meetings that take place on a regular, weekly basis are key in helping students “stay in school and achieve in life”.
Mentors are assigned a school (based on need and their preference) and the CISNT site coordinator at the school works with you to match you with a student. Once matched, the mentor must commit to showing up at the school at the same time once a week for one hour. This may be before, during, or after the school day, as worked out with the CISNT site coordinator.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BE A SCHOOL-BASED MENTOR:
- Complete an application
- Attend a CISNT volunteer orientation
- Pass background checks
- Get assigned to a school
- Get matched with a student at that school
Depending on when you sign-up to be a mentor through CISNT, the process from application to matching can take as long as a month.
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