From Affinity Mentoring:
Affinity Mentoring strives to interrupt the cycle of poverty through mentoring relationships that improve students’ academic skills, social-emotional skills, and self-esteem. We seek to connect every student that desires a mentor with a caring adult in our community. We currently serve students at Burton Elementary, Burton Middle School, and Southwest Community Campus.
How much difference can one-on-one time for one hour, once per week, make in the life of one child? The answer to that question is visible every week on the faces of the students, as volunteers enter into supportive and caring relationships with them. They receive the emotional, social, and academic support they need to succeed. The transformation may seem to start small, beginning with simple changes in attitude and behavior, yet couple this with increased attendance and academic performance, and you have one hour a week, which truly changes a child’s life.
Thank you Affinity Mentoring for caring for and supporting Grand Rapids Public Schools students!