In the fall of 2019, the Catalyst team launched the School Mentoring Program on 5 local campuses; Turtle Bay, Mistletoe, Boulder Creek, Parsons, and Pace. We trained and placed 48 mentors across these five campuses, serving over 150 kids. The program was really taking off when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and we could no longer be on school campuses. In the fall of 2021, we were pleased to return to campus and expand the program to 18 new schools! For the 2021-2022 school year, we were honored to partner with the Shasta County Office of Education on their Systems of Support program as well as the Dunamis Wellness Center. For the 2022-2023 school year we are now serving 26 schools, 2 in Siskiyou County and 24 in Shasta County. We are so excited about the opportunity to serve more campuses and ultimately more kids. But it has definitely increased our need for new mentors. As we’ve seen, kids need mentors now more than ever, so join us in supporting students each week and making sure they know that people care to see them succeed.