ALL ABOUT OUR PARENT MENTOR PROGRAM
MAKE AN IMPACT IN YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL AND BECOME A PARENT MENTOR!
Parent Mentors, mainly Latina and Black mothers, help fill persistent equity gaps by volunteering in classrooms for 2 hours/day for at least 100 hours. The Parent Mentors are supported by weekly training on classroom instructional practices and leadership training. As a result, they support each other to pursue their goals and unite the school community for long-term change.
HOW IT WORKS:
Community organizations partner with local schools to recruit and train 8-20 parents per school to assist teachers two hours every day
Parents are assigned to a classroom (not their own child’s) where they work one-on-one or in small groups with children. After reaching 100 volunteer hours, parent mentors receive a small stipend.
One day per week, parent mentors receive extra training around academic instruction, professional development, community engagement and leadership skills.
MAKING AN IMPACT:
Support for Teachers
Parent Mentors provide extra eyes, ears, and hands in the classroom. In addition, Parent Mentors can help connect the school to the community by drawing on the strengths of neighborhood families.
Support for Students
Parent Mentors can give extra attention to students in need, particularly ELL students—many of whom need extra support in grades K-3 because they are learning literacy in two languages.