What is the purpose of FLOW mentoring?
The mission of the Future Leaders of the World (FLOW) Mentoring Program is to foster positive mentoring relationships between students in St. Mary’s County Public Schools and members of the community and to provide supported, safe, and inspiring environments in which these matches can cultivate the potential of each youth.
What is the purpose of the FLOW Group Mentoring Program?
The mission of the Future Leaders of the World (FLOW) Group Mentoring Program is to foster positive mentoring relationships between students and staff in St. Mary’s County Public Schools and to provide supported, safe, and inspiring environments in which to cultivate the potential of each youth.
Because it works! Educational research has shown that mentoring is extremely effective in increasing academic performance and positive social interactions, and you asked for it! A very common request is for a quality mentoring program and we’ve worked hard to develop one that will meet the needs of our students.
How does FLOW mentoring operate?
FLOW Mentoring carefully matches each student with a mentor who meets at his or her school for an hour an a half every week throughout the school year. With the support of a school Site Leader, mentors and students follow an individualized curriculum to help build social, emotional, and academic skills. Currently, FLOW is running programs in most elementary schools in the system.
How are students selected?
At each school, the Site Leader consults with teachers, counselors, administrators, nurse, and other staff to develop a list of students who are most likely to benefit from the program.
How will students be notified that they have been selected to participate in FLOW?
Each student will receive a letter of congratulations as well as a permission form to be completed by his/her parent(s)/guardian(s).
Who are the mentors? How will they be selected?
Mentors will be business professionals, retired professionals, staff members, military personnel, secondary students, college students, and other caring and responsible community members. They will be recruited by the school Site Leaders and the Program Assistant.
When and where will the mentoring take place?
Mentoring will take place after school once a week for an hour and a half at the student’s homeschool. This will ensure that student will not miss any part of his/her academic day.
How will students get home?
Students will be provided with free bus transportation home after their weekly mentoring session.
How can I become a part of FLOW Mentoring?
Contact Wade Thompson at (301)475-5511