“Having a mentor is the best! Mine is a wonderful woman who supports me every week. A mentor is not just a buddy you hang out with, it’s a friend who is always there for you!”
- David, SMS ‘18
Through our Adult Mentor Program, all students have the opportunity to share lunch, play games, and form a special bond with dedicated members of our community. These generous individuals are paired with a student and aim to support, mentor, and advise the student entrusted to their care. Adult mentors commit to visiting their mentee once a week during the student’s lunch hour, and in return not only form an incredible bond with one of our Miguel Men, but are also invited to Awards Luncheons, athletic events, and other student-centered happenings. Individuals who choose to participate in this program will also receive handwritten letters from their mentee, expressing gratitude and appreciation for the active role they play in the student’s life.
Mentorship is fundamental to the education of the ‘whole’ child. All of our boys are exposed to this valuable relationship through the Student Mentor Program, first as a 5th grade mentee, then later as an 8th grade mentor. This year, 51 of 63 students were fortunate to participate in the Adult Mentor Program, leaving 12 students without this opportunity.
For more information on the Adult Mentor Program, please contact Tom Darnowski at 401-467-9777 x131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.