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.
Research shows that young people who have a mentor are more likely to be involved in school activities, to take on leadership roles in and out of school, to give back by... click here to read more.
Righty Tighty: Mentoring in Action
Bill Dang, mentor to fifth-grader Isaias at Treasure Forest Elementary, recently gave his mentee some hands-on experience with computer hardware – and a bonus gift at the end.
The mentor and mentee, first matched in the Spring Branch ISD SpringBoard Mentor Program in Spring 2018, discovered they share an interest in computers. The mentor has built several computers and was able to verbally explain to his mentee the roles of major components inside a computer.
To further ignite Isaias’ #Limitless Curiosity, one of SBISD’s core values... click here to read more.
A Beautiful Web of Caring and Support
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.
“Everything happens for a reason,” said new SpringBoard Mentor Keldric Terrell. Click here to read more.
'You should have seen the look on her face." Mentors Return for 2018-2019
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.