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Become A Mentor

We need people like you!

In order to create the types of integrated, hands-on and well-rounded learning environments we know will help our students succeed, we are reaching out to professionals working in different fields throughout the Treasure Valley area.

For more information, please contact Kat Armstrong, Learning Through Internship Coordinator, at kaarmstrong@union.nsd131.org or (208) 498-0559.

Benefits to Mentors

Professional

  • Have an extra set of hands to tackle daily tasks at your organization
  • Have a fresh set of eyes look at your work and see new answers to old problems
  • Diversify your workforce
  • Get work projects off the back burner
  • Prepare potential future employees (internships are the best interview tool!)

Personal

  • Share your passion with a new generation
  • Provide a service for students in need
  • Develop a new understanding of what it means to provide meaningful education

City-Wide

  • Join a city-wide network of professionals
  • Positively impact drop out and graduation rates in our city
  • Create new types of relationships within your organization
  • Provide a service to the students and families in your community
 
Each student has a mentor in the community who shares the student’s interest. The mentor guides and coaches the student intern at the work site, while the student receives additional project support from the advisor back at school. The student is expected to contribute a substantial work of real consequence to the LTI site. The mentor becomes a part of the students learning team.