WV eMentoring is getting ready for another great year of mentoring! We’ve been working this summer to make exciting improvements to the program that will enhance the overall mentoring experience for students and mentors.  We will be sharing these changes with you soon!

How have our mentors’ participation in WV eMentoring made a difference for our students?  Here’s some quick facts from the 2013-2014 school year:

  • More than 760 students in grades 8-12 were served across West Virginia
  • 92 percent of participating students stated they valued their time with WV eMentor
  • 92 percent of participating students stated they had a plan following their high school graduation
  • 93 percent of participating students stated they valued their WV eMentoring experience
  • More than 200 students earned the opportunity to visit their local community and technical college or university to further explore their postsecondary options. For more than 95% of students who participated in these field trips, this was their first experience stepping foot on a college campus.

Now is a great time to become a WV eMentor!  Please consider signing up today and help us reach more students across West Virginia!

One common question we’re often asked about WV eMentoring is about how much of an impact an e-mail or two a week can have on a student. We asked students at Capital High School in Charleston to share with us why their WV eMentoring experiences were memorable and how the program, and their mentors, made a difference.

We thank our WV eMentors for taking the time to answer questions concerning career and college readiness for our students! A special thank you to our students at Capital High School for sharing their thoughts with us!  Check back later for more videos from our schools across the state as they tell us why WV eMentoring matters to them!

mentoringmatters - ryanWV eMentoring is proud to announce results from the 2012-2013 school year and how your few minutes each week makes a difference in a student’s life.

- 93% of students valued the relationship they had with their mentor
- 93% of students had a positive WV eMentoring experience
- 90% of students have a more positive attitude toward their future
- 82% of students understand what future training or education is needed for future careers

As we focus on engaging more community members in volunteering as mentors, we will share a simple message: Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters. Mentoring relationships are basic human connections that let a young person know that they matter, and mentors frequently report back that their relationships make them feel like someone who matters in another person’s life.

To our WV eMentors: We thank you for your time and guidance you have provided to our students in the last three years.  We encourage you to share with us why you think mentoring matters and spread the word about WV eMentoring. Making a difference takes less than 15 minutes a week and can be done from your office or home.  Help us serve more students across West Virginia!

Click here to register as a WV eMentor!