There are three Elder-Mentor programs gearing up in Bethel, at the Bethel Ayaprun Elittnaurvik Elementary School, the ME Elementary School, and at the High School. The program at Bethel Ayaprun Elittnaurvik Elementary is expected to start in fall 2004.
For more information on Elder-Mentor opportunities in Bethel, contact Kelly Powell, Site Supervisor, or Agatha John-Shields, School Principal, at (907) 543-1645.”
http://www.mentoringak.org/bethel.shtml retrieved 2006-07-17
About the Project
The Alaska Mentoring Demonstration Project is a collaborative initiative between the Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies of Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Southeast Alaska , Boys and Girls Clubs and the National Senior Service Corps in Alaska, formed to expand successful mentoring programs to youth in remote communities all across the state. The benefits of mentoring include increased self-confidence, improved performance at school, reduced risk for substance abuse and violence, improved family and peer relationships, and a stronger sense of the future. “