Program Mission Statement:
The mission of Mentor Manor is to provide youth with mentors who can provide Meaningful, Enriching, Nurturing, Trusting, Optimistic, and Rich one-on-one or group relationships.
A positive role model and safe and nurturing environment empowers students to thrive and succeed in life.
Program Description and Overview:
Mentor Manor serves all 15 campuses in the district. A total of 150 students were matched with mentors during the 16-17 school year and the numbers will increase this school year. The program coordinator recruits mentors from businesses, faith-based organizations, colleges and universities, neighborhood associations and throughout the Manor and Austin communities.
Mentees are students in the district referred by their parents, school counselor, teachers and/or friends. The mentors and mentees meet at their assigned campus, once a week, for 30-45 minutes. The campuses have an assigned mentor room or location where mentors and mentees work on classroom assignments, play games, or engage in enriching conversations.
Fields trips and other mentor and mentee activities are scheduled throughout the year.
Mayra A. Hernandez, LCSW, SEP
Mentor Manor Coordinator
8500 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724