St Mark’s United Methodist Church and Evergreen Elementary School have sponsored a successful mentoring program for over twenty-one years. Adult volunteers from the church and community and teen volunteers from local high schools visit a child at school for ½ hr per week. Mentors are matched with two children for a total time commitment of one hour per week. Volunteers and students meet on a consistent basis to help with academics and to form a special friendship. Mentors serve approximately 100 students each year.
In 2008, the program won the BCWH Architects "Education in Action" School and Community Grant award for excellence.
Volunteers don't necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.