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Posted December 10, 2010

Men who currently mentor in the Katy ISD KEYS Mentor Program or those who are interested are invited to attend the Katy ISD Partners in Education’s Men Who Mentor Breakfast.  Partner’s in Education is hosting this annual networking event on Friday, January 14, 2011 from 8 – 9 a.m. in room 1200 at the Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Ln.

Currently only one-third of the Katy ISD mentoring family is comprised of men, but hundreds more are needed at campuses across the district. Partners in Education offers this male-only event to recruit more members for the KEYS Mentor Program.

KEYS places a caring adult with a child for time together one-on-one for an hour each week. All sessions take place on-campus, during the school day, during the school year. Although Katy ISD has over 600 mentors at 50 campuses, male mentors are in short supply and needed to serve as role models for young male students. A recent evaluation of KEYS showed that 89 percent of students in the program decreased discipline referrals, 88 percent decreased absences and 80 percent increased grades. These numbers prove that one hour per week really can make a difference.

Those interested in attending the Men Who Mentor Breakfast may RSVP at katyisd.org and click on Men Who Mentor. Questions may be directed to Martha Brown at marthabrown@katyisd.org.  Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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