SpringBoard Mentor program is the umbrella program for community-supported mentor programs throughout Spring Branch ISD. The program is grounded in extensive research affirming that all children and young adults benefit from the consistent presence of a caring adult serving as a role model, advocate and friend.
The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) 2014 report, “The Mentoring Effect” states that the experiences of the young people surveyed showed significant positive outcomes for those who had a mentor.
At-risk young people with mentors were more likely to aspire to attend and to enroll in college. They were more likely to report participating in sports and other extracurricular activities. They also were more likely to report taking leadership roles in school and extracurricular activities, and to regularly volunteer in their communities.
St. John Vianney partners with two of the SBISD campuses: Nottingham Elementary and Northbrook Middle School. With just a small investment of time each week as a mentor, you can make a big difference in the life of a young person in SBISD.
More information is available at the Spring Branch ISD website.
“Faith in action is love. Love in action is service.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta