The Topeka 501 School District is hoping people will step up to be mentors in its schools.
District Superintendent Dr. Julie Ford kicked off the drive at Ross Elementary Monday. Big Brothers and Big Sisters will take the lead in the project, hoping to sign up 100 mentors by Labor Day.
Each mentor will be asked to spend 30 minutes a week with a child building relationships with the child, helping them with reading and becoming a role model for the student.
For anyone interested in being a mentor and making a difference in a student’s life, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 234-5524 or Topeka Public Schools at 295-3047.