LYNDEN — Stacey Martin is announced as the coordinator of the Be The One student mentoring program that starts up at Lynden Christian High School this fall.
Be The One, as a community partnership, is already at Lynden, Nooksack Valley, and Ferndale high schools.
The program is independently funded, so “while there is no expense for LC, we are deeply committed and aligned with the mission of BTO in our support of student belonging and learning and sustaining,” said Lynden Christian Schools Superintendent Paul Bootsma in an email.
Stacey Martin introduces herself this week in a letter emailed to the LC community. A 2007 graduate of Lynden High School, she also graduated in 2013 from Western Washington University in community health and sociology. Attending at North County Christ the King church, she responded in 2016 to the opportunity to be a BTO mentor of a girl at Lynden High.
She lives in Lynden with her husband, Jacob, and their two children.
“I am thrilled to be able to start this adventure with Be The One and the Lynden Christian community,” Martin said.
“As the mentor coordinator I will work closely with mentors and students to create pairs who have similar personalities and interests,” she said. “Mentors will have the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with their mentee at the high school and serve as a confidant, a role model, and a resource of faith.”
A Lynden Christian Be The One Community Connection Team is created.
Contacts are Jerry and Joyce Libolt, and the email address is BTO.LC@partnersforschools.org.
At Be The One, we understand the many unique challenges our youth face today. Through mentorship, students are connected with an adult that matches their interests and personality. For one hour a week students meet with their mentor at school in a safe and positive environment. Be The One removes the financial burden of the program from the school by raising community support to fund a full time Mentor Coordinator position who is an employee of the school. Be The One also helps by attracting mentors and training them to effectively connect with students.