Katy Texas News
Posted April 6, 2011
Katy ISDâ€™s Partners in Education group was recently surprised with a generous donation of $3,200 from the Team Katy PAC to the KEYS Mentoring scholarship fund.Â This donation consists of the remainder of the funds from Team Katyâ€™s 2010 Katy ISD Bond campaign. The donation will assist in providing scholarships to KEYS Mentoring student participants.
â€œThis money could have been returned to donors, but we decided to give it to the kids,â€ said Joe Simmons, Team Katy representative.Â â€œThatâ€™s why Team Katy existed, for the students.â€
In the past five years, $61,000 in scholarships have been awarded to graduating KEYS students.Â Currently, more than 600 mentors are volunteering their time to the program throughout the district; however, there is a strong need for more volunteers.
â€œWe are especially in need of men mentors,â€ said Martha Brown, Katy ISD Partners in Education.Â â€œJust one hour a week can make a huge difference in motivating a student to keep pushing forward in school and in life.â€
KEYS Mentoring brings adults role models into Katy ISD schools to motivate, encourage and inspire students on the brink of success. Whether spent playing games, reading or just talking, that one hour a week makes a tremendous difference in the life of a child. For more information, visit www.katyisd.org.
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