We've seen this firsthand through our ongoing partnership with Cardinal Valley & Harrison Elementary Schools. Volunteers from several Lexington United Methodist Churches have given any where from an hour to several a week to mentor through our after-school and summer enrichment programs.
By the end of our final week of camp, it was crystal clear there is a bond and trust that has been built. There were kids that wanted to hold hands and walk and talk with leaders. It was because they knew they could trust them and that they would lend a listening ear and be attentive -- something our students are so desperately seeking and needing.
We are asking you to pray about mentoring students this school-year through our after-school program at Cardinal Valley Elementary School. Being beyond blessed by our Lexington community through the ESR grant, we are moving to a 4-day a week program, which means we have intentional opportunities every day for an adult to make a lasting impact on a student's life.
Students who have mentors are more likely to stay in school, have a better chance of going to higher education, are 46% less likely than their peers to use illegal drugs, are 52% less likely than their peers to skip school, and tend to trust their parents more and better communicate with them.
Would you be apart of what God is doing in and through Nathaniel Mission? We are looking for mentors Monday - Thursday from 2:30-5pm or 4:00-5:00pm. If you are interested in more information, contact Casey Coyle.