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 firstname.lastname@example.org.