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Katy, TX (February 8, 2016) Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success (KEYS), the Katy ISD mentor program, hosted the Men Who Mentor Breakfast on January 22nd.  Comprised of existing and potential mentors, this annual event served as networking and encouragement for men who already mentor and information and recruiting for those interested in becoming a mentor.

The West Memorial Junior High Trash Can band provided exciting and invigorating entertainment, after which Superintendent Alton Frailey shared his personal thoughts on the impact a mentor can have in a child’s life.  Area Superintendents Dr. Steve Robertson, Lee Crews and Dr. Tory Hill gave campus perspectives on the KEYS program and how they’ve seen first-hand how mentors change lives.

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This year’s event also included a new format where principals and KEYS liaisons traveled from table to table, discussing topics such as what do you talk about, what does a KEYS liaison do and finding time to make it work.  Facilitators included Dr. Jake LeBlanc, Katy Junior High Principal; Scott Rounds, Cardiff Junior High Principal; Jeff Stocks, Taylor Principal; Greg Little, Mayde Creek Junior High KEYS Liaison; Darryl White, Katy High School KEYS Liaison; James Cross, Cinco Ranch High School Principal; Ted Vierling, Seven Lakes High School Principal and Dan DeYoung, Beck Junior High Assistant Principal.

Boys across the district are waiting for mentors because KEYS needs men.  If you’re a guy who has ever thought about being a mentor please go to www.katyisd.org/dept/pie to learn more about the KEYS program.

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About Katy ISD Partners in Education – Katy ISD Partners in Education creates school-support opportunities for parents, businesses and the community by offering a wide variety of options amenable to every schedule, talent and expertise.  We bring volunteers into Katy ISD classrooms at each campus and all grade levels.  To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the “Community” tab at www.katyisd.org.


Courtesy of Katy ISD Partners in Education
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