Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota works in partnership with the Dell Rapids School District to bring volunteer mentors to the elementary, middle and high school. Mentors visit with students for one lunch period each week and together read, play board games or just talk. Mentoring can lead to higher self-esteem, improved academics and fewer absences. Above all, it is a fun and rewarding opportunity for adults to make a difference in the life of a child!
The beginning of the school year will be here soon and there are 15 students in Dell Rapids waiting for a mentor. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and willing and able to spend one hour per week volunteering during the school day. To get started, potential volunteers need to complete an application and pass all background screens. All new volunteers are required to attend training before starting.
For more information or to apply, contact LSS at 605-444-7803 or visit Mentoring.LssSD.org.