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Katy ISD Seeking Adult Mentors for Students


by Katrina Katsarelis

Mentoring meeting to learn about the program to be held January 19.

The KEYS Mentoring Kick Start Breakfast will be held Friday January 19. Friday, January 19th 8-9:30 a.m. Legacy Stadium Field House RSVP to attend to Hundreds of Katy ISD students are waiting for a mentor, a positive, encouraging influence to change the trajectory of their lives.

KEYS mentors are adults with knowledge and experience to share, who have the desire to motivate students to reach their full potential. They commit to one student for ​up to one hour per week during the school day, during the school year. During those weekly visits mentors and students engage in a variety of activities -- and although they may help with academics, mentors are not tutors.

KEYS offers four opportunities:

Traditional Mentoring ​~ Pairs one mentor with one child once a week.

KSR (Katy Students Run) ~ Matches running coaches with high school students as they prepare for the Houston Half Marathon.

Mentor Buddies ~ Offers an every other week option for volunteers. Two mentors partner in mentoring the same student, coordinating their schedule so the child sees one of them at the same time each week.

Dads with Dads ~ Places experienced Dads from the community who collectively coordinate their schedules to meet with groups of young high school fathers. ​​

KEYS is offered at every Katy ISD campus, each of which has a staff liaison who oversees the school's program. All mentors must make a one school year commitment to a student and complete an application and background check.

More details about mentoring can be found here:

Your chance to change a life can start in 2018 with KEYS Mentoring! If you want to explore the "portrait of a mentor," RSVP now and join us!

To RSVP or get more information about the breakfast or KEYS Mentoring: Contact Martha Brown: 281.396.2468 or email

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