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Mentor Program

MMS Mentor Program


Building relationships by matching parent and community volunteers with students on an individual and small group basis.


WHAT ...

A mentor is a volunteer who works with an individual student in the school.  The mentor’s involvement could be:  providing tutoring, friendship, or just helping the student to feel connected to someone.


Research has shown that building relationships and feeling connected are integral parts of becoming successful.


The MMS Mentor Program encourages mentors to assist students in the areas of:

      • Organization
      • Study skills
      • Note taking
      • Long term projects
      • Career exploration
      • Time management

 while fostering a positive relationship with a caring adult.




  1. To help students develop the necessary study skills that will improve their achievement.
  2. To help students formulate a positive self-image through academic success and positive reinforcement.
  3. To help students develop goal setting strategies in their academic endeavors.
  4. To hold students accountable for their assignments.
  5. To provide direction for students in thinking about the importance of school and its impact on careers.
  6. To provide a positive adult role model for the students.
  7. To provide a person who will listen to the students express their feelings—feelings which may interfere with their progress in school.

WHEN ...

Mentors usually meet with their student approximately once a week during the last period of the day.  Individual schedules and student participation in clubs or activities will determine how frequently you meet.  Sometimes, mentors can meet with their student during the school day if the student has a study hall.


HOW ...

Schedules are set up between the mentor and student.  Last minute arrangements can be handled by calling the Counseling Department Secretary.


WHO ….

any adult who is interested in making a difference and being a positive adult role model.


Are you a:

    • Parent?
    • Grandparent?
    • Employed in the community?
    • Retired teacher?
    • Senior citizen?



Caring enough to make a difference in the life of a child.


Emily E. NormandMMS Mentor Coordinator

Email:  [email protected]

Phone:  (717) 691-2458


Elizabeth A. Morrow, MMS Counseling Department Secretary

Email: [email protected]

Phone:  (717) 691-2455


Mechanicsburg Middle School

1750 South Market Street

Mechanicsburg, PA  17055