SpringBoard Program: Grades 3-12

SpringBoard

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 new mentor training - Fall 2018-19

Become a mentor

SpringBoard Mentor Toolkit

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
 

5:30pm – 7:00pm
Audience: SBISD Mentors, Parents and staff
Location: TBD

Exciting Mentor U's coming your way!

October 2018

Mentor U: Mentors and Parents as Allies
October 23, 2018
11:30am – 1:00pm
lunch will be served
Location: SBISD Administration Building
955 Campbell Road 77024
Register Here

Mentor U/Parent U: Mentors and Parents as Allies
October 23, 2018
5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Location: SBISD Administration Building
955 Campbell Road 77024
Register Here

January 2019

Mentor U:
January 30, 2019
11:30am – 1:30pm
lunch will be served
Location: SBISD Administration Building
955 Campbell Road 77024
Registration coming soon
 

Mentor U/Parent U:
January 30, 2019
5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Location: SBISD Administration Building
955 Campbell Road 77024
Registration coming soon

March 2019

Mentor U:
March 6, 2019
11:30am – 1:30pm
lunch will be served
Location: SBISD Administration Building
955 Campbell Road 77024
Registration coming soon

Mentor U/Parent U:
October 23, 2018
5:30pm – 7:00pm 
Location: SBISD Administration Building
955 Campbell Road 77024
Registration coming soon

Mentor U Archive

Parent U

Mentors are welcome to attend these Parent U events.

  • September 22, 2018  Parent U—Secondary
  • October, 20 2018  Parent U—Elementary - register here

SpringBoard Mentoring Highlights

November 2018

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.


 

October 2018

 

'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

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

Contact

Coordinator of Community Services and Mentoring
713-251-2302
 
Mentor Program Facilitator
713-251-2435