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Tell Us Where You Are:. But I know some kids are not getting enough of the guidance and the support that they need," said Herberg guidance counselor Kari Dupuis, who coordinates the program with English teacher Debbie Belland. A community mentor candidate should be willing to mentor a student at the school at least four hours per month during the academic year. All mentors will receive training and be subject to a background check.
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Various teachers and staff members volunteered to make daily check-ins with specific students. This fall, using a grant from the Berkshire Life Foundation, the school is looking to start the next two phases which are the community mentors and high school student ambassadors. Dawn Betters, a secretary at Herberg served as a mentor to two sixth-grade boys this spring.
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But [the outreach] has to start younger," Betters said. Under a state targeted assistance grant for secondary schools, Pittsfield has been able to fund five mentor training sessions for 15 middle and high school teachers.
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This group is developing a guide manual for mentoring within the school district. The teachers will train other teachers to be mentors at Pittsfield and Taconic high schools and Herberg and Reid middle schools. Each school will also designate two lead mentors. Back in June at a district dropout prevention forum, the audience heard from six local students who were at-risk of leaving or had left school.