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Dallas Morning News file photo by Rose Baca.

Dallas Morning News file photo by Rose Baca.

 

Irving ISD schools are looking for mentors to work with students in all grade levels. Mentors are paired with a student and are asked to give 30 minutes of their time one day a week.

Research published by Child Trends has shown that mentoring has a profound effect on student achievement and personal development.

Some results include:
–Mentored youth have better school attendance; a better chance of going on to higher education; and better attitudes toward school.
–Mentoring appears to help prevent substance abuse and reduce some negative youth behaviors.
–Mentoring promotes positive social attitudes and relationships. Mentored youth tend to trust their parents more and communicate better with them.

To become a mentor, contact Jose Villaseñor at jvillasenor@irvingisd.net or 972-600-5025.

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