For the 2019-2020 year Catalyst served on 5 local campuses; Turtlebay, Mistletoe, Boulder Creek, Parsons, and Pace. We trained and placed 48 mentors across these five campuses and served over 150 kids. When the pandemic hit and schools shut down we could no longer serve students the way we had in the past. We continued to foster the relationships we had built with the schools but at the district level regulations were set to only allow essential staff and no outside volunteers on school campuses. This looked like the end of mentoring at schools…at least for now.
But we are just too passionate about mentoring to let this stop us. So, we found an office that is the PERFECT place to host mentors and mentees. We love having our own space and were so honored when Cronic Disaster Construction and Restoration’s Holly Rosten came in and decorated our office so it is welcoming and comfy. We provide mentoring Monday – Friday between the hours of 1:45 pm and 5:30 pm. Mentors spend an hour a week with their mentees playing board games, doing art projects, or taking advantage of our giant chalkboard wall, while engaging in our character ed. curriculum. We know that it is so important for mentors and mentees to spend time in-person, so we work hard to follow Covid Guidelines. We check temperatures, ask all mentors and mentees and their families to self-screen for symptoms, wear masks when social distancing is not possible, and following all cleaning and sanitizing guidelines. Mentoring is SO important and we refuse to let a pandemic keep kids from being mentored.
If you want to be a part of what we are doing click the button below to find out what it takes to become a mentor.