SpringBoard Program: Grades 3-12


What is SpringBoard?

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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.

The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) 2014 report, "The Mentoring Effect" states that the experiences of the young people surveyed showed significant positive outcomes for those who had a mentor.

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.

How to become a SpringBoard Mentor

1. Apply & Criminal Background Check:
Complete the SBISD Mentor/Volunteer application. Registration for 2018-2019 school year opens July 1. Use this link: Submit volunteer/mentor application

Once your application is approved (can take 5-7 days), you will attend a new mentor training...

2. Attend Training:
Trainings are provided from September through early March. Register below for a new mentor training.

Training Location:
Wayne F. Schaper Sr. Leadership Center (Administration Building)
955 Campbell Road
Houston, TX 77024
Light Refreshments will be served in room 270.

3. Get Matched:
Once the application and training requirements are complete, you can be matched with a student (same gender) at the school of your choice to begin your mentoring adventure!

For more information call 713.251.2468 or send an email to the SpringBoard Mentoring Team at: mentor@springbranchisd.com

Register for a New Mentor Training Fall 2018-2019

Become a mentor

Mentor U (Continuing Education for Mentors)

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What can you learn at Mentor U?

What you need to know to be a better mentor. What works, what mentees need, and how to best connect with your mentee. Get ideas and advice about how to be an effective mentor at SBISD.

Two sessions to choose from:

11:30am – 1:30pm
Audience: SBISD Mentors and program staff (lunch served)
Wayne F. Schaper Sr. Leadership Center
955 Campbell Road
Houston, TX 77024
Administration Building

6:00pm – 7:30pm
Audience: SBISD Mentors, Parents and staff
Location: TBD

Exciting Mentor U's coming your way---stay tuned

October 23, 2018

Mentor U
11:30am – 1:30pm

Mentor U/Parent U
6:00pm – 7:30pm

January 30, 2019 

Mentor U
11:30am – 1:30pm


Mentor U/Parent U
6:00pm – 7:30pm

March 6, 2019 

Mentor U
11:30am – 1:30pm

Mentor U/Parent U
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Parent U's

Mentors are welcome to attend these Parent U events.

September 22, 2018  Parent U—Secondary                      

October, 20 2018  Parent U—Elementary                       

SpringBoard Mentor Toolkit

SpringBoard Mentoring Highlights


U of H Visit– A Vision of a Bright Future

March 2018

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.

Email us your story at mentor@springbranchisd.com


Coordinator of Community Services and Mentoring
Mentor Program Facilitator