Applications are currently being accepted for the Stratford Public Schools Mentoring Program.
Those interested in serving as a mentor should complete a brief application and attend an informational and training session beginning at 2:30 pm. on October 26, 2012, in the Stratford High School Library.
Please RSVP no later than Oct. 19. Applications and information may be obtained through Diane Christiano at (203) 385-4281 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Cheryl Hewitt at (203) 381-2013, or email@example.com.
The program continues to be supported by Mayor John Harkins and his wife, Jody. Mayor Harkins said he is pleased at how the program has grown over the last couple of years.
As an educator, Jody Harkins said the increase in demand for the program in Stratford schools is a positive step for the town's students, parents, and the school system as a whole.
“I am looking forward to the rewarding experience of being a mentor in Stratford schools once again this year,” said Mayor Harkins. “The time spent with individual students provides both incentive and a positive example for our children.”
Stratford Superintendent of Schools Irene Cornish added, “There is no greater gift that we can give to our youth than the gift of our time. That gift of time, support and encouragement shows them how much they are valued by the community.”