About High School One-to-One Mentoring
At Great Mills High School and the Fairlead Academy, FLOW mentoring matches students one-on-one with members of the community. Mentors and mentees meet at the student’s school for approximately one hour each week throughout the academic year. With the support of the school’s Mentor Coordinator, mentors and mentees work together to build social, emotional, academic, and/or practical skills.
FLOW mentors are provided with comprehensive training sessions and support throughout the program and a qualified school Mentor Coordinator is present at each site to provide direction and guidance. Prospective mentors should be willing to commit to at least one academic year with the program.
FLOW Mentoring is administered by the St. Mary’s County Public School system in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, Big Brothers Big Sisters, St. Mary’s County Department of Juvenile Services, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Tri-County Youth Services Bureau, St. Mary’s County Business, Education, and Community Alliance, and St. Mary’s County College Access Program. The FLOW Mentoring program is funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools and the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.