Interested in becoming a volunteer mentor?

Indian River School District and Creative Mentoring will be hosting training sessions for any adult interested in becoming a volunteer mentor.


Creative Mentoring trains adults to work one-on-one with a child to help the child grow and develop his/her potential. Mentors volunteer one hour per week in a district school near their home or workplace. They mentor students who have been identified by the school counselor, staff member, or parent as needing some additional one-on-one attention by a caring adult.

The Creative Mentoring training is an important component of the application process, providing information that prepares adults to be effective mentors, including defining the role of a mentor, suggestions for activities, and listening and communication skills essential to successful mentoring relationships. Upcoming training sessions in Sussex County will be held at the IRSD Parent Center located at 30207 Frankford School Rd., Frankford, DE on the following dates:

– Monday, February 9, 2015 12:00pm-3:00pm

– Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:00am-12:00pm

– Monday, April 20, 2015 12:00pm-3:00pm

Those interested should apply and register online at

Mentors make an initial commitment to mentor for one school year. Many mentors enjoy their experience so much that they continue their journey with their mentee from early elementary school through high school graduation and beyond. Individuals interested in finding out more about the Indian River School District Mentor Program should call Michele Murphy at 302-732-1522 or email If you are ready to make a difference in the life of a student, please sign up today, there is a child eagerly waiting for you!