Lincoln mentoring program
Posted By: Nolan Crane
A group of parents at West Lincoln Elementary School are coming together to make sure their children succeed. It’s a program where parents can help parents. Here’s Friday, May 15ths “Excellence in Education” report.
They call themselves parent ambassadors. After they meet with their child’s teachers, these parents then mentor each other on the best ways to help their children learn. This support system isn’t just for academic success. They also help with transportation for each other and inform other parents about all of the school resources available. There are currently only seven members of this volunteer group, but the principal says each one is a miracle worker.
“This program has really opened my eyes to what parents need and what parents can do for a school. It is very unique when you have a group of parents that not only learn about the curriculum, but are able to teach others about the curriculum,” says Scott Schwartz.
“It’s a great program. We all struggle with parenting in all different ways and we all help each other with anything and so the more parents we have, the more advice and the better we can grow parents with our students,” says Jamie Peckam.
This program is made possible with help from the National Center for Families Learning. The parent ambassadors meet every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 and they hope more parents will participate.