Mentoring Program Grows Friendships at Gribbin

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Participants in Gribbin’s mentoring program gathered at the school’s library on June 6 to celebrate another successful year of the program.

During the meeting, the mentors, who are made up of community members, teachers and staff, spent quality time with their student-mentees, enjoying conversation and refreshments. The mentors were also presented with hand-painted coffee mugs crafted by the students to thank them for the time they spent with them throughout the school year.   

According to school social worker Kristin Brosnan, the school’s mentoring program has been in place for 10 years and allows adult volunteers to visit with students in grades K-2 during their lunch and recess periods either weekly or biweekly depending on their availability. She said the mentors serve as positive role models for the students, and the school and children are thankful to have them.

Gribbin School is looking to recruit new mentors for the program, for more information, please contact Brosnan at kbrosnan@glencove.k12.ny.us.