Become a mentor to an NTPS student!
NTPS has a variety of unique mentoring opportunities for our students to be matched with older students and community members to share friendship, fun and experiences — with the ultimate goal of helping students become empowered and future-ready! Our partnerships with community organizations include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington, Give Back!, Pizza Klatch, YWCA, and Push for Dreams; they offer peer, 1:1 and group mentoring activities that best suit each student. We are also developing a mentoring partnership with Joint Base Lewis–McChord (JBLM).
Students are connected to a mentorship opportunity that best serves their strengths, goals, and dreams. For 1:1 mentor matches, mentors generally have a weekly meeting with their mentee at their school for 30 minutes to one hour a week, helping them discuss, set, and achieve their goals.
We hope to expand our mentoring program to elementary schools and provide more mentoring opportunities throughout next year.
Read more about mentoring and volunteering with NTPS in Thurston Talk!
2022-23 School Year Mentoring Opportunities
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Give Something Back (Give Back)
Lunch Buddy Mentoring (1:1)
Push for Dreams
YWCA Youth Action Circles
Mentors! Program Vision
NTPS MENTORS! works to support and empower our students by providing authentic mentoring opportunities with caring peers or adult friends. By working together, they can set, pursue, and achieve positive goals. It’s also a chance for them to work on decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills.
We focus on:
- social-emotional learning
- cultural responsiveness and equity