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Beaver Creek offers ‘kids at hope’ mentor program

Beaver Creek School District is looking for community members who would like to mentor the district’s students. Monday, the district’s governing board will discuss the program at its monthly meeting. VVN file photo

Beaver Creek School District is looking for community members who would like to mentor the district’s students. Monday, the district’s governing board will discuss the program at its monthly meeting. VVN file photo

RIMROCK – Beaver Creek School District is looking for community members who would like to mentor the district’s students.

Monday, the district’s governing board will discuss the program at its monthly meeting.

The Beaver Creek School District governing board will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 in the district’s governing board room, located at 4810 E. Beaver Creek Road in Rimrock.

Anyone interested in being a mentor for the Kids at Hope program is asked to participate in training from 8-10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20 or from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at Beaver Creek School.

Training will be conducted by District Superintendent Karin Ward, Principal Katrina Sacco and Board Member Brandi Bateman.

Mentors will also be asked to get their Arizona fingerprint clearance card – at the district’s expense.

Once trained, mentors commit 30 minutes each week on campus with a Beaver Creek student. The district is looking for mentors for children of all grades, Ward said.

Mentors would work with children of all grades any day Monday through Thursday from 7:50 a.m.-8:15 a.m., and either Tuesday or Thursday from 8:20 a.m. to 9 a.m. or from 1:50 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Mentors can also work with children in grades 5-8 from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The mentor schedule, Ward said, allow the students to “not miss their academics, but also enrich their lives.”

Mentors will work with a child in one of four categories: home and family, hobbies and recreation, community and service, and college and career.

Kids at Hope, Sacco said, is meant to be a one-on-one program. “But it’s an organic process that could change from time to time.”

A copy of the Sept. 9 agenda will be available within 24 hours of the meeting at bcs.k12.az.us/Governing_Board.

This meeting is open to the public. Call 928-567-4631 for more information.

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