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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

St. Francis Youth Mentorship

SFHS partners with Cedar Creek Community School to provide high school student mentors to elementary students in needs of a positive older role model. The St. Francis youth mentorship program helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. The mentoring program uses high school student volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a set period of time. By becoming part of the social network of community members who care about youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, social and personal goals.


  • Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
  • Serve as a positive role model and friend
  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
  • Strive for mutual respect
  • Build self-esteem and motivation
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them


  • High school students would travel to CCCS after high school day is done at 2:25. (You will not miss any class for this activity)
  • Begin with weekly meetings, and possibly increase as mentor’s schedule allows
  • Make a full year commitment, continuation for the full school year is encouraged to build relationship
  • Can be flexible with high school student activities and work schedules


  • Drive, or have access to rides for mentorship meetings/hangouts
  • Be interested in working with young people
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
  • Attend mentor training meeting
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with school staff regarding schedule


  • Willing listener
  • Encouraging and supportive
  • Patient and flexible
  • Tolerant and respectful of individual differences


  • Personal fulfillment through contribution to community and individual
  • Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress and achieve goals
  • Personal ongoing support, supervision to help the match succeed

Want to be a Youth Mentor?

Complete the Youth Mentor Application


Ms. Jessica Marsolek, CCCS: 763-213-8786

Ms. Tammy Sworsky, SFHS: 763-213-1571

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