Parkview Seeks Mentors

Parkview Elementary School is looking for a few good men to be mentors.

The school sought help from Parents for Public Schools to get the word out that it's seeking about ten men to provide guidance and motivation to male students.

A teacher described the need for volunteers to talk with students, check on them in class, and support them academically and emotionally.

"And just showing up every day to read with them, to work math problems with them. They don't have to be academic whizzes, but they do have to be willing just to come in, to spend a little time with them to help them to be able to succeed," said Parkview interventionist, Jamey Germany.

"If you've got the time, that's what a lot of the children need, is just your time," said Becky Glover, parent coach for Parents for Public Schools. "I think the best gift that you can give this year for Christmas is to help improve the future of a child, by giving your time."

School is out for Christmas break right now, but interested candidates may contact Parkview Principal, Dr. Lisa Barfield, in the new year for an interview. You may call Parkview at 601-484-4990, or e-mail

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  • by TO: Anonymous and John Boy Location: Meridian on Dec 26, 2009 at 08:40 AM
    TO: Anonymous and John Boy. Your attitude is part of the problem. All children need to have many people of integrity as positive models in their lives. Even if a child comes from a home that has support they look to others as they learn to interact with people. Mentoring is one way to help many children see people giving back to their community and hopefully one day they to will be interested in doing the same. I hope you will have a change of heart and see what you can do to make our schools and community a better place to live. It takes everyone working together to bring about positive change.
  • by John Boy Location: Meridian on Dec 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM
    Bring in a guy to tell them to not catch the library on fire again. Tax-payers have to replace those books they won't read.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2009 at 04:03 PM
    Why help people who dont want to be helped....not saying all at this school do not appreciate help and would welcome it but for the most part, mentoring starts at home, PEACE OUT
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