Jan. 26, 2018
VIERA, Florida — The Jess Parrish Medical Foundation will improve mentoring in North Brevard schools with a $5,000 grant to programs at Jackson Middle and Titusville High.
J.U.M.P. (Jackson’s Ultimate Mentoring Program) and JUMP@THS are mentoring programs that pair selected students with adult volunteers who provide extra support for their mentees. The grant will be used for food and beverages costs for mentor/mentee special events, program supplies and background checks for the programs’ mentors.
Denny Meneghelli, the coordinator for both programs, said, “We are most grateful to the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation for their continued support of the mentoring programs at Jackson Middle School and Titusville High School. For the past three years, the foundation has generously approved our grant requests to fund the operating costs of our programs, for which we are most appreciative.”
The objective of the programs is to develop a caring, trusting relationship that will lead to academic success and ultimately productive citizenship. The programs are open to all students, and the mentor/mentee pairs meet about once a week during the school day, but outside of instructional class time.
In addition to the weekly one-on-one meetings, the mentors and mentees periodically gather to share lunch together at group lunches where they have the opportunity to visit in an informal setting. All participants are invited to celebrations for the holidays and the end of the school year, as well.
For more information, contact Denny Meneghelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321.917.2876.
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