Two Essential Ingredients: Mentors And Money
Mentors: We need caring adults willing to invest one hour a week as a mentor to build a relationship with one young person. Every mentor has the potential to impact a student’s life through high school graduation and beyond.
Money: BTO is a program of Partners For Schools, a qualified 501c3.PFS funds a full-time Be the One mentor coordinator position at each school as a gift from the community. As a critical component of the program, the mentor coordinator successfully matches students with mentors, and supports their developing relationships through frequent check-ins and on-going training.
The BTO Community Engagement Team in each community takes responsibility for ensuring on-going community funding and mentor recruitment for the long-term sustainability of youth mentoring.
All Be the One Community Mentoring Programs are 100% locally funded by individuals, businesses, and organizations committed to ensuring our youth have access to a quality mentoring relationship.
You can make a difference in Ferndale or Lynden:
- Volunteer to Mentor
- Donate any amount today
- Partner—a monthly donation
- Sponsor—a 3-year commitment of $500 or more per year
- Join the Ferndale or Lynden Community Engagement Team
Nancy provides the critical backbone of labor, coordination and communication for Partners for Schools. She understands the heart beat and passion of our school leaders and teachers. “After raising our 4 kids, I know it just does not stop there. It really takes many individuals and a community to support kids, families and schools, and I love connecting the critical dots. Every child can benefit from a caring adult mentor”