Volunteer Opportunities

Jarrell ISD Cougar Mentor Program Mentors Are...

  • Caring supportive adults
  • Positive role models
  • A powerful influence on children
  • From all walks of life
  • Willing to help a student increase his/her self -awareness and realize his/her full potential

Jarrell Student Comments about Mentors
"She thinks I'm smart"
"I've stopped saying, "I can't do it."
"She's almost the only friend I have."
"I'm a lot happier now"
"She helps me solve problems"
"It's great having him. He encourages me. He's helping me stay out of trouble"

Who are the students with mentors?

  • Students from all grades
  • Students from different backgrounds, interests and needs
  • Students who may need help with character development, self- esteem, relationships with
  • peers or academics
  • Students recommended by teachers, counselors, parents or students themselves

How do students with mentors benefit?

  • Students exhibit improved behaviors and better academic achievement
  • Students self-esteem and confidence increases
  • Students receive encouragement to stay in school and graduate
  • Students improve interpersonal relationships with teachers , family and friends

Our Programs Student mentoring:

  • At all three campuses
  • Time commitment-1 hour a week
  • Games provided
  • Be a friend!

Be Somebody for Somebody!

Rocking Readers:

  • Read to a pre-k or kindergarten child!
  • Time -about 20 minutes a week
  • At elementary campus only
  • Books provided or bring your own
  • Help create a good beginning for our readers

For more information contact:
Laura Buckley-512-746-2170 ext. 2005
laura.buckley@jarrellisd.org

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