The Lake Travis ISD Mentor Me program has been in existence for more than a decade, but the previous iteration of the volunteer-based group was informal and often left individual schools to fend for themselves. LTISD relaunched the program Nov. 18, bringing the mentoring program under the direction of LTISD Community Programs Coordinator Dionne Burnett, by centralizing all the volunteers, background checks and more.
"We want our mentors to establish long-term relationships with students," said Susan Bohn, LTISD assistant superintendent and general council. "We are looking for adults, college students and high school students to volunteer."
Director of Communications Marco Alvarado said the program is looking for more male role models, but will take anyone who meets the criteria and is willing to volunteer.
Volunteers must submit to a criminal background check, attend a training session at LTISD central administration, sign a confidentiality pledge and meet with students at least twice a month on their school's campus.
For more information about volunteer opportunities, visit www.ltisdschools.org/communityprograms.