The Project T.I.M.E. Mentor Program strives to foster positive relationships between public
school students and T.I.M.E mentors. The mentors seek to support families and help improve the
students' chance of succeeding academically and socially.
The T.I.M.E. Mentor Program matches trained community volunteers with elementary and
middle school students in cooperation with the schools' teachers and intervention specialists. The
T.I.M.E. volunteers meet with their students once or twice per week during the lunch hour.
Mentors and students play on the playground, assist with schoolwork, read, or do other activities
together. The mentors serve as role models and become stable, reliable friends to their students.
Volunteers mentor from October to early June during the academic year.
- To provide positive role models for youth.
- To enhance the self-esteem of students.
- To encourage the academic success of students in at-risk situations.
- Increase positive attitudes toward school
- Higher grades
- Improve relationships with peers
- Better able to express feelings
- Develop higher levels of self confidence