Stay In School Mentoring Project

Program Goal

The Stay in School Mentoring Project matches volunteers from the community across a broad spectrum of professions, with students that need guidance and support to help them be successful in school.

Due to the global pandemic we’re offering a virtual program for this school year. Our goal is to offer quality programming while keeping our students and mentors safe.

If your company or community organization would like to know how to sign up as a mentoring group please contact us directly for more details.

Stay In School Mentoring Project contact number 702.799.6560.


Volunteer Opportunities

Mentor Messages

Provide short pre recorded inspirational video messages for Clark County School District students.

  • Record/Upload short inspirational messages for CCSD students (5 min or less)
  • Create one mentor message or several messages (your choice)
  • Suggested topics will be provided to you (your input/expertise is also welcome)
  • Record video(s) whenever/wherever you'd like
  • No time commitment
  • Mentor Message guidelines

How To Provide Mentor Messages Only

Step 1: Mentor Message Only Interest Form

Step 2: Schedule Mentor Message Interview
(please complete interest form & review mentor message guidelines before interview )


Become a Mentor

Be a positive role model and provide guidance, support and encouragement to a student in Clark County School District.

  • Get matched with a Elementary, Middle or High School student (your choice)
  • Meet with mentee virtually (minimum once per month)
  • Commit to mentoring student for one school year
  • You can choose to mentor more than one student (your choice)
  • Participate in training/orientation session to review important issues, skills, tips, and strategies to promote successful mentoring
  • Complete end of year evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the program
  • Background check required

How To Become A CCSD Mentor

*can also provide mentor messages if you choose to*

Step 1: CCSD Stay In School Mentor Application

Step 2: Mentor Questionnaire

Step 3: Schedule Your New Mentor Interview
(please complete application/questionnaire before interview)

You can choose to participate in Mentor Messages only, Become a Mentor only or do BOTH!


Mentee Selection

School liaisons are asked to identify students that they believe would benefit from participating in the mentoring program. The school liaison explains to the identified students what it means to have a mentor and how the mentor can help them. Students must agree to participate and their parents/guardians must also give their permission for the student to meet with their adult mentor.


Target Population

Clark County School District K -12 students, who need a positive role model.


Commitment

Volunteers are asked to make a commitment to serve as a mentor for one school year. The commitment will be made during the training session of the process. Regardless of when the volunteer begins mentoring, a commitment must be made to mentor the assigned student during remaining school year.

Volunteers that want to provide inspirational Mentor Messages are asked to create & upload short inspirational messages on CCSD approved topics.


Participating Schools

The Stay In School Mentoring Project is available for participation to all schools within the Clark County School District.


Training for Mentors (1 - 2 hours)

Program overview and goalsSuccessful mentor qualities
Benefits of mentoringCommunication skills
Role of the mentorConfidentiality
Stages of mentoring relationshipChild abuse and neglect
Developmental characteristics of adolescents