Mentor Eligibility: Must be at least a freshman in high school and not a parent of a child enrolled in our program. You must have access to an automobile or reliable transportation and you cannot be undergoing current treatment for substance abuse. All mentors are subject to a thorough screening process.
Mentee Eligibility: Must be at least 5 years old. Typically reside in the Town of Menasha, City of Menasha, Town of Neenah, City of Neenah, or attend school within the Neenah and Menasha Joint School Districts. Matches may continue if either party moves out of the area as long as both parties agree.
Please consider being a mentor - it is easy - it is simple - it is rewarding! For more information please call Best Friends at 729-5600.
A Counselor's Thoughts
Lunch Mentoring has increased many students' attendance, grades, and self esteem. The individual attention mentors provide help students become more assertive and feel good about themselves. They may forget an assignment, overdue book or lesson, but rarely do they forget a visit from their mentor. Time constraints and class size may not allow teachers the opportunity to form a unique bond with each student, however a mentor can. School is where children spend time, and it is important that they feel supported in order to be successful.
Neenah Elementary School Counselor - Lori Marzahl