Mentor Informational Letter to Parents
Dear Academy Parents:
Hello! It's been a month and a half now, and I can say without reservation that this year's Academy students are the best yet. I am thoroughly enjoying having them in class.
As you probably know, every junior will be paired up with a business mentor. Each mentor is to serve as a professional role model during the school year, listening to and encouraging his or her student -as much as possible. Mentors may choose to take their students to the job site, to lunch, to a baseball game or play - whatever seems appealing and beneficial to both parties, and is acceptable to you. The overall purpose of the Mentor Program is to show our students the real world applicability of academics. We try to draw connections between what we teach in our classrooms today and what our students will be doing in the not-too-distant future.
Our mentors come to us highly recommended by various locally based businesses, including ________________(list your partners). They are a diverse group, representing a vast array of occupations. Eager to share insight and experience with his or her "mentee", each mentor will spend approximately 1 - 2 hours a month with a student.
You can expect a phone call from your student's mentor after the Mentor Match Up Event on October ____. We have asked that mentors call their student's parents during the last two weeks of October.
We feel extremely fortunate to have such qualified, committed people participating in our program, and we are very excited about the events of the upcoming year. If you would like additional information about the Mentor Program, please feel free to call me anytime at (phone) _______________. I look forward to meeting all of you at Back to School Night.
Very truly yours,
Academy Mentor Coordinator