Mentoring provides an opportunity for [adult] mentors and [student] mentees to connect over common interests, build a relationship, and support each other in times of need. This solid foundation enables mentors to empower their mentees to become the very best versions of themselves.
Students may be referred to the program as a potential mentee by school staff or a parent/guardian. Interested students then apply to be a mentee in the program. Mentee applications are screened by program staff for fit, and as necessary, mentee students meet with program staff to go over program rules and expectations before a final decision on placement in the program is made. Mentoring matches meet one-on-one, one day per week, for 30-minutes.
Mentor Chippewa currently serves students in grades Kindergarten-12 in the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District and the McDonell Area Catholic Schools systems. The program operates September-May, during regular school hours.