Mentors are caring adults who offer homework assistance, friendship, guidance in social skills and fun activities. The mentees are students that have been selected based upon their ability to achieve obtainable goals and desire to succeed. Students in the program have shown marked improvements in school achievement, attendance, decreased participation in gangs and drug use. The intended outcomes for this program are improvement in academic performance, reduced drop-out rate and improved interpersonal skills through one-on-one mentoring and monthly group activities with students in 4th-8th grade. While students are waiting to be matched, one parent and their student are encouraged to attend monthly activities.
All services are free to the mentors and mentees. Mentors receive training, a TB test every four years, a complete background check and a DMV driving record check before they are matched with a student. Mentors also provide transportation for themselves and their mentee.
The United We Mentor program is funded through the Antelope Valley Partners for Health and the United Way. UWM is currently accepting students attending Piute Middle School and outside referrals.
If you would like to mentor a student or receive more information please contact us with the "Contact us" form to the right. You can also contact Charlene Horst at 661-886-3403 Business Cell or 661.942.4719 ext 460 Office Phone.