What is Mentoring?
Mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who volunteer their time to offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee. (courtesy of www.mentoringpittsburgh.org, 8-23-13)
At Pittsburgh Public Schools, we know that helping our kids get to the Pittsburgh Promise and beyond is an effort that requires all us of to help. Parents, grandparents, family members, teachers, community members- we all have a role to play in helping our students achieve their dreams.
An important way that community members can help students is to serve as a mentor. We currently have two programs that serve our students: Be a Middle School Mentor for students in grades 6-8 and We Promise, a program for 11th grade African American male students who need some extra encouragement to become eligible for the Pittsburgh Promise®. Each program is designed to uniquely provide support and guidance to students in a way that is most beneficial to them and to the mentor.
Visit the tabs on the left to learn more about each of these programs and how you can help our students on their Pathway to the Promise™.