South Western STEEDS Mentors Help Students Succeed
Have you ever felt like you needed someone to turn to when life
just was not going how you expected? Have you ever wanted to share an
exciting experience you had but there was no one to tell at the time?
Well, students in the EHMIS and High School STEEDS programs continue
to have at least one extra person to turn to these days, their mentor.
The STEEDS program is for students who have difficulty in the typical
school environment, and need assistance with finding success in
Community volunteers offer about an hour a week to meet with a
designated student from the STEEDS program to discuss the many aspects
of life and to provide encouragement and support where it is needed.
While mentor programs are popping up in districts all around the
country to help provide our youth with positive role models, the South
Western School District Mentoring Program is entering its 10th year.
At a recent mentor luncheon held on October 16th, many suggestions
were made to help improve and extend the program beyond the STEEDS
classrooms. The most important was the call for more mentors. Parents,
staff, and local community members are encouraged to join the
mentoring team at South Western.
If you or someone you know might be interested in mentoring please
contact Jane Ingram, Secretary to the Assistant to the Superintendent
and Psychologists at 632-2500, ext. 20015, or email at