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Miller Mentor Program

Please save time in your schedule to give back ~ VOLUNTEER! 405-354-3716

Parents, community members and business personnel are encouraged to  become a Miller Mentor in our school based mentor program. You only have to give a minimum of 30 MINUTES ONCE A WEEK, WHICH  MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN A CHILDS LIFE! Local businesses are encouraged to allow their employees time off to volunteer to be a Miller Mentor to help a child.

Students needing to have a mentor are identified by counselors and teachers in our schools. Parents may also request a mentor for their child. Mentors are encouraged to share self-esteem building, help with reading, play games with students and generally just be a friend.

Please take the time to give back. You will receive more than you will give!  ORIENTATION & TRAINING PROVIDED. Please fill out the profile on the website or call the Helping Hand Office at 405- 354-3716.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Mentors will boost self-confidence and self esteem.
  • Mentors provide academic support, assistance and guidance.
  • Mentoring facilitates mutually beneficial relations between mentor and student.
  • The mentoring process involves the community and the school working together to empower students.

WHAT IS A MENTOR?             

Men-tor (men’tor’, -ter). A wise and trusted counselor or teacher:  An instructor, encourager, advocate, guide coach, tutor and a teacher

THE MENTORS ROLE

  1. Work with individual students.
  2. Be a positive and supportive role model.
  3. Sensitive to the student’s need.

MENTOR AND STUDENT ATTITUDE

Being a mentor is meant to be a successful and positive experience for both student and mentor. Occasionally a mentor/student relationship just doesn’t work out because of personality conflict. Please let the principal, the counselor or Helping Hand Coordinator know immediately. We will work it out.

MENTOR/STUDENT COMMUNICATION

Many students do not spend even thirty minutes a week talking with an adult. The sixty minutes you spend with your student is very important. It is important for mentors to be good listeners and help the student to express feeling and opinions with confidence. Your mentoring relationship can greatly increase the student’s sense of security and self-confidence thus building their self-esteem.

MENTORING STRATEGIES THAT WORK

  1. Give immediate feedback. Give lots of praise and / or correct error and discuss them when the student makes them.
  2. Be positive. Even when the student makes an error, accentuate the positive about the lesson.
  3. Be enthusiastic. Students will take the cue from the mentor. Tone of voice, facial expressions, etc., help convey your interest and effect the student.
  4. Model success. Provide the student with a model of an achieving goal-setter. Help the students to see how you achieved your goals.

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