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!

This January our country will celebrate the 13th annual National Mentoring Month, and The Education Alliance is pleased to participate in this campaign aimed to connect more of our mentoringmatters - mirandacommunity’s young people with caring adults.

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.

We will be sharing stories from our students and mentors about their mentoring experience that illustrate why mentoring matters. Check out what Miranda, a student from Riverview High School in McDowell County, had to say about her mentor, Shane.

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!

You can also learn more about The Education Alliance’s efforts by clicking here.