WV eMentoring Needs Mentors!

October 13th, 2014 | Posted by admin in news - (0 Comments)

IMG_1251The 2014-2015 school year is underway!  WV eMentoring is proudly serving nearly 200 students in McDowell, Greenbrier, Preston, Braxton and Ohio counties.  We thank those schools and their teachers for allowing their students an opportunity to explore their postsecondary options following high school.

WV eMentoring is quickly approaching our student capacity limit! In order for us to serve more students across the state, we need volunteers!  We ask our current WV eMentors to consider serving additional students or spread the word about this volunteer opportunity with your family, friends, and colleagues.  We are available to make presentations to businesses and organizations who may interested in this opportunity.  If you would like to schedule us for a presentation, please e-mail us.

If you’ve been thinking about becoming a WV eMentor,  now is a great time to do so! In just 15 minutes a week, you can make a real impact on a student by talking with them about your past career and postsecondary experiences.  Register today!

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!