Since the 2018-2019 school year, West View Elementary has partnered with Mentor Upstate, whose goal is "to support as many children as possible through positive, real one-on-one relationships." Through Mentor Upstate, mentors from our community are able to eat lunch with students and build critical relationships with them. The mentors at West View are exceptional at listening, encouraging, and building strong relationships with students that last.
This school year, 11 mentors are serving students at West View by meeting with each student once a week, during breakfast or lunch. In all, we have had the luxury of welcoming 17 mentors who have poured into the lives of our students. The program has been overwhelmingly successful, and the students who have graduated from West View still benefit from mentoring which began here at West View. One of the best aspects of Mentor Upstate is that mentors are not primarily committed to our school. Mentors are committed to the students within our school, and are encouraged to continue to mentor each student as they graduate and begin their middle school journey.
To become a mentor, please access the Mentor Upstate web page found below, and select "Be A Mentor". Aspiring mentors must attend a training session, complete an application, pass a background check, and be matched with a student before beginning the rewarding mentoring journey.
For parents interested in having mentoring services for their student, please contact James Lies, assistant principal at West View by phone (576-1833) or email ([email protected])