Program Goals:

  • To provide academic and social reinforcement to elementary students in areas of weakness as identified by the teacher or parent
  • To provide an additional consistent, stable, adult role model

 Mentors Needed!

  • St Mark’s United Methodist Church and Evergreen Elementary School have sponsored this successful mentoring program for 25 years.
  • The program was recognized by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors in 2014.
  • We are always looking for additional adults who can visit a child at school for 1hr per week (same day and time) on a consistent basis to help with academics and be a special friend. We are in particular need of adult male volunteers to work with our male students. We also use High School students who can make the one hour weekly commitment.
  • Mentors are matched with two children for a total time commitment of one hour per week, November till May. Some volunteers choose to work with 3 students (1 ½ hrs).
  • Introduction to the program is provided by School Counselor, Amy Conrad, and student’s teachers supply an activity for the mentor to work on with the student each week.
  • Activities may include reading with a child, helping practice basic math skills, learning vocabulary words, studying for quizzes or tests, catching up on unfinished classwork or homework, etc.
  • High School Volunteers must be in grades 10-12 and have their own transportation. High School students generally volunteer between the hours of 2:30 and 3:45 after their school day, but scheduling can be flexible if the HS student has flexibility in their day.

All mentors need to sign up. All New Mentors will be contacted by Amy Conrad to attend a brief Orientation in September or October. Returning Mentors will be contacted to finalize matches and scheduling in October via phone or email.

To get more info about the program you can contact Jane Davis, St. Mark’s liaison at