School Outreach Mentors
FSA’s Outreach Mentor Program offers short-term, school-based support to youth and parents on all K-8 campuses in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District.
- Provides students with support, education, and advocacy to prevent problems such as antisocial behavior and truancy
- Links students and parents to basic-needs resources
- Organizes educational campaigns and classroom presentations (e.g., Too Good for Drugs and The Bully-Proof Kit) to help students with decision-making and conflict resolution
- Creates mentoring opportunities (e.g., cross-age tutoring and Career Day) to provide students with positive role models
Youth learn to create lasting bonds, increase self-confidence, and improve school attendance.
More than 70% of students who participate in the Outreach Mentor Program show an improvement in behavioral issues.
For more information, please contact:
Gail Burgess, M.Ed. PPS
Program Manager, Outreach Consultant