Mentoring opportunities exist for students of all ages and in all grades. No experience is necessary in order to be a mentor, just a passion and desire to make a difference in the life of a young person. Currently,many of our mentors include parents, grandparents, retired teachers, and other members of the community. Mentoring candidates must pass a PA criminal Background Check and a Child Abuse Background Check, both of which are free for volunteers. For those who have lived outside of Pennsylvania within the last ten years, an FBI Federal Criminal History report is also required. All potential mentoring candidates are interviewed by members of the district mentoring committee and receive an initial training prior to working with students. Mentor volunteers also hav ethe opportunity to attend various training opportunities throughout the year that are designed just for mentors. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, or learning more about the program, please contact a school guidance counselor in any of the district schools, or contact Dr. Daniel W. Hartman, district assistant superintendent and program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 717-632-2500.