The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is seeking adult mentors to serve as positive role models for one hour a week as part of the LINKS Mentoring Program for high school students. For the upcoming school year, mentoring begins the week of September 2, 2014.
Mentoring doesn't require a unique skill—just someone who is a good listener, offers encouragement, and wants to share his or her knowledge about life. Qualifying mentors may commit to just one semester or the full school year.
The LINKS Mentoring Program incorporates both individual and team mentoring sessions (held in group settings). Weekly mentoring sessions take place on a scheduled day and time, determined by individual schools. SCOE staff facilitate sessions, organize activities, and provide materials and support. Prospective mentors will be trained before beginning group mentoring sessions.
Group sessions and activities are centered on themes including:
- Planning for the future
- Interpersonal/life skills
- Financial savvy and money management
- Career exploration/job-seeking skills
- Community service/service-learning projects
- Health and wellness
Mentors may choose to participate at the following school sites:
Elinor Hickey Jr./Sr. High School (SCOE)
2040 Ethan Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
Calvine High School (Elk Grove Unified School District)
8333 Vintage Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95828
In addition to recruiting individual volunteer mentors, SCOE is interested in forming partnerships with businesses and organizations that would support their employees/members in volunteering as mentors for one hour per week.
The LINKS Mentoring Program is operated by SCOE's Prevention and Student Services (PASS) Department. To learn more or to apply to become a mentor, email or phone Lindsay Cathcart Pennetta: (916) 228-2565.