SpringBoard Program: Grades 3-12
- What is SpringBoard?
- How to become a SpringBoard Mentor
- SpringBoard Mentor Toolkit
- Mentor U (Continuing Education for Mentors)
- SpringBoard Mentor Highlights
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.
1. Apply to Be a Volunteer/Mentor:
Complete the SBISD Mentor/Volunteer application here. Mentors and volunteers will renew this registration annually.
2. Attend Training:
Once your application is approved (can take 5-7 days), you will receive an email. New Mentor Trainings are provided from September through late February.
Wayne F. Schaper Sr. Leadership Center (Ad Building)
955 Campbell Road
Houston, TX 77024
Light Refreshments will be served in room 275
SBISD Technology Training Center (TTC)
14330 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Light Refreshments will be served in room 118
Training Dates: (Must first complete a Mentor/Volunteer Application to sign up for a training)
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 713.251.2212 or send an email to the SpringBoard Mentoring Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to Know You
- First Meeting Activities
- Getting to Know Me..
- Getting to Know You Handout for Mentor and Mentee
- Identifying Interests and Favorite Activities
- 80 Questions Mentors Can Ask Their Mentees
- Mentoring and the Developmental Assets
- Mentoring Young Men of Color
- Stages of Mentoring
- Ice Breaker Activities
- IF Ice Breaker Activities
- What's in a name?
Goal Setting & Career Exploration
- What Will the Future Bring
- College Positive Mentoring Toolkit Elementary & Secondary
- Goal Setting and Decision Making
- College awareness and planning: Elementary
- What's Next?: mentors and mentees learn about options for pursuing education
- 5th grade to 6th grade
- 8th grade to 9th grade
- High School Activity sheet 1
- High School Activity sheet 2
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.
Mentor U Plus Series - January 2022
Materials provided in Session:
- Sensory Preference Assessment
- Where Does your True Intelligence Lie Assessment
- Sketchnoting - Capturing Ideas & Concepts with Visual Narratives
- Sketch Note Handbook
- Sketch Note Workbook
- Unselfie Book - Discussion Guide
- Unselfie Book - Parent Guide
- Unselfie Book - Empathy Education Handouts
- Learning Styles Handout
- Multiple Intelligences Handout
- Characteristics of a Good Student Handout