H.O.S.T.S. (Helping Our Students To Succeed) is a mentor program established in September 2014 to be a partnership of FBISD and dedicated community members serving the needs of our students in grades 3-12.
What is Mentoring?
A mentor is a positive role model, who provides a young person with support, counsel, and friendship. A mentor is NOT a tutor, a babysitter, or a disciplinarian.
Any child can benefit by having an additional positive role model in their life.
How much time do volunteers spend mentoring?
It is up to the individual to decide how much time to spend with the HOSTS program. Most volunteers work 30 minutes to 1 hour one day a week. Mentoring sessions are arranged with volunteers to fit their busy schedules. This also allows volunteers to establish a continuing relationship with the student they are mentoring. Most mentors stay with their kids until they graduate from high school.
How will volunteers know what to do?
All volunteers will attend an orientation session for information and training. They will be guided and given help throughout the year to insure a successful experience for them and the students. School professionals will be available at all times if help is needed.
How Do Students Get Referred to the Mentor Program?
Students in grades 3-12 may be nominated by teachers, school staff, parents and counselors. Contact the school counselor for a referral sheet.
How do I become a mentor?
Fill out an application and attend orientation with a coordinator.
Receive a satisfactory background check.
How Do I Get Involved?
Flour Bluff Independent School District is actively recruiting businesses, civic organizations and community citizens to be part of the mentor program.
For more information contact one of the HOSTS coordinators at the following schools:
Dr. Linda Barganski, 694-9230
Bryant Gray, 694-9359
Veronica Villarreal, 694-9593
Brian Scholz, 694-9452
Junior High School
Sandra DeLeon, 694-9385
Tina Watson, 694-9170