The TJMS Patriot Pal mentoring program pairs students with a staff member who will offer guidance and support with academics, achievement, behavior, attendance, and social issues.
Mentors will meet with students daily, weekly or monthly depending on need. Along with student and teacher input, mentors will develop and work on goals with the student. Mentors will utilize time during the day like before school, lunch, recess, etc. to work with students and reward them for successfully completing goals.
In addition, each month, there will be Focus Sessions relative to character traits like Self-Control, Honesty, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Managing Stress, etc.
What is a Patriot Pal? Patriot Pal Mentors are Thomas Jefferson Middle School employees who commit to working with a student for one year.
Interested in Helping? Email Mentoring Program contact person if you are interested in your child participating with this program or if you would like to donate time or resources.
TJMS is partnering with the following area businesses to provide help for students involved with the Patriot Pals Mentoring Program.
Sloan Academics assists by providing incentives for the completion of academic and behavioral goals. They also sponsor the local college tour scheduled for program participants in the Spring.
Family Services assists by implementing the R.A.P. mentoring program targeting males making healthy choices regarding violence and peer relationships.
Learning for Life provides coaches for our monthly focus sessions. Their staff will design and implement a variety of lessons geared toward making students think, set goals, and improve behaviors that lead to academic and behavioral success.