Covington Partners Mentoring Program

Our mission Covington Partners works every day to keep our community moving forward by eliminating boundaries to learning and success. Through innovation and collaboration, we create safe and engaging environments for our students and families to learn and grow.
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Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Ways to help

Community-Based Mentor

For mentors who prefer to spend time with a student outside of school hours and the school setting, they can be in a community-based match. Community-based matches meet in the evenings or on weekends and can spend their time catching a movie, having dinner together, or hanging out at a local park.
  • Education, Emotional, Enrichment (Arts)
  • Middle School, High School
  • Same One Student
  • Academically at Risk, Enrichment, Low Income Household
  • Volunteer's Choice
  • Individuals
  • 1 Full Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Anytime, Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings
  • Moderate

School-Based Mentor

At Holmes Middle and High Schools, mentors are matched with a 6th–12th grade student and commit to meeting for one hour per week. Mentors can be school-based if they prefer to meet at school between 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Education, Emotional, Social Skills
  • Middle School, High School
  • Same One Student
  • Academically at Risk, Low Income Household
  • School
  • Individuals
  • 1 School Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate

Lunch Buddy

The Lunch Buddy program is great for volunteers who don’t have much time and enjoy interacting with elementary-age children. Mentors are matched with a 3rd–5th grade student and spend 30 minutes each week during the student’s scheduled lunchtime.
  • Emotional, Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10)
  • Same One Student
  • Academically at Risk, Enrichment, Low Income Household
  • School
  • Individuals
  • 1 School Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate

After-School Buddy

Our After-School Buddy program is great for mentors who would prefer to stop in to visit on their way home from work in the late afternoons, or who need some flexibility in their meeting times. Mentors are matched with a 3rd– 5th-grade student and spend 30–60 minutes each week after school (between 3:00 and 6:00… See full description
  • Emotional, Social Skills
  • Elementary (5-10)
  • Same One Student
  • Academically at Risk, Enrichment, Low Income Household
  • School
  • Individuals
  • 1 School Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate

One-to-One Reading Coach

In the One-to-One Reading program, mentors work with a student in Kindergarten through 3rd grade for 35 minutes per week to improve their reading skills. One-to-One mentors must complete a six-hour training at the beginning of the school year before working with students, and all coaching materials are provided.
  • Education
  • Elementary (5-10)
  • Same One Student
  • Academically at Risk, Enrichment, Low Income Household
  • School
  • Individuals
  • 1 School Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons
  • Moderate
How you help We believe our students have the potential for greatness. We create safe and engaging learning environments. We believe that learning has no boundaries. We believe with the unwavering support of schools, families and the community, our students will succeed.
About us Since 1999, Covington Partners have been working together with the schools of Covington to promote positive youth development through collaboration. This coalition began with a focus on preventing youth substance abuse and violence. In 2001, our Coalition expanded its scope to include mental and physical health promotion, family strengthening, and staff training and support.
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