SpringBoard Mentor program is the umbrella program for community-supported mentor programs throughout Spring Branch ISD. The program is grounded in extensive research affirming that all children and young adults benefit from the consistent presence of a caring adult serving as a role model, advocate and friend.
At-risk young people with mentors were more likely to aspire to attend and to enroll in college. They were more likely to report participating in sports and other extracurricular activities. They also were more likely to report taking leadership roles in school and extracurricular activities, and to regularly volunteer in their communities.
With just a small investment of time each week as a mentor, you can make a big difference in the life of a young person in SBISD.
A successful technical solutions architect with Cisco Systems and father of three daughters is forging a unique friendship with an eighth-grade student at Spring Branch Middle School by showing up and passing along wisdom from his own father. Read more here.
Hollibrook mentees receive a holiday bonus of the best kind - time!
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church (MDUMC) hosted a holiday party for the school's mentors and mentees to celebrate relationships - a critical component in student success. It was also a great way to get into a festive spirit in advance of the holiday winter break. Read more here.
Blossoming like a ... Xochilt
Xochilt is an Aztec word for flower. A student at Spring Branch Middle School with this name has blossomed in her confidence and goal setting skills over the past three years, in large part because of a relationship with her SpringBoard mentor Sarah Scafide. Read more here.
Still talking after all these years
A line from the Simon and Garfunkel hit, slightly altered, describes the relationship of mentor Mary Meyer and 11th grade mentee Alicia Balbuena: Still ‘talking’ after all these years. Read more here.
Mentor Helps AOC Student Persevere, Graduate
Stability and consistency are qualities that mentor Lee Anna Lackey has provided to her mentee, Jade, in the past two years of their relationship at Academy of Choice in Spring Branch ISD.
Only in Spring Branch ISD could a story like this be woven. In a district whose Core Values include Every Child and Collaborative Spirit, a series of events over the past three years have brought these particular beliefs to life.
SpringBoard Program mentors returned this month to start visiting their mentees at more than 30 campuses across Spring Branch ISD. Exclamations of “Hey, how’s it going?” and, “I missed you so much!” were heard as mentors and mentees reunited after a long summer apart. Click here to read more.
U of H Visit– A Vision of a Bright Future
Mentors and mentees from the Northbrook High School SpringBoard Mentor Program enjoyed a Saturday outing to University of Houston. The group, along with the NHS Mentor Program Coordinator, Sharlondria Basquine, toured the campus and had lunch in a campus cafeteria. The students were very enthusiastic and impressed with the experience of visiting a college. Seeds were definitely planted!
Do you have a story you want to share? Maybe a mentor helped you. Share your story with us! We want to hear how mentors are shaping our community starting in the classroom.
SBISD Child Nutrition Services will continue Grab and Go breakfast and lunch the week of March 30 with a new four-day a week schedule as outlined below and continuing until April 10, or further notice. Locations remain the same. Hours are as noted, or until all meals are distributed.
Meals will be distributed Monday through Thursday.
On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, one (1) full breakfast and one(1) full lunch meal will be provided per student, age 18 and under in the car*.
On Thursdays, two (2) full breakfasts and (2) full lunch meals will be provided per student, age 18 and under in the car*.
Meals will be distributed based on the number of students 18 and under in your car.
Meals will be offered cold to provide safe transport home.
Meal distribution hours are as noted, or until all meals have been distributed
Spring Branch ISD Grab and Go Meals are fully managed, produced and distributed by SBISD Child Nutrition Services staff.
*Families who do not have transportation may walk to a pick-up site and will be asked to stand in line while abiding by the six-foot social distancing asked of us all.