We are excited to announce our partnership with Austin ISD to implement a new volunteer management platform at austinisd.voly.org. Please note that all volunteer registration for VOLY platform will start on August 8th, 2024. Austin ISD's VOLY portal will start accepting applications for specific volunteer and campus programs on August 15th, 2024.

The Kids Have Their Say

To wrap up National Mentoring Month, I thought it might be interesting to hear what some students have to say about having mentors in their lives. We asked students from one of the district’s elementary schools to fill us in:

Q: How has your mentor helped you do better in school?

A: They give you a break from school. When you go with them to the library for lunch I’m ready to learn when I go back to class.

A: They are always checking on me asking me how my behavior was this week and did I study hard.

A: They always encourage me to do my best.

A: My mentor helps me understand what I didn’t get in class.

Q: What’s the best part of having a mentor?

A: My mentor makes me feel special.

A: My mentor teaches me new games that I didn’t know how to play before.

A: The best part of having a mentor is hanging with them and having lunch.

A: The parties are the best!

Q: Give me one word that means the same thing as mentor.

A: Caring

A: Kind

A: Helpful

Our list is a little longer: caring, kind, helpful, giving, encouraging, role model, listener, advisor, friend, advocate, guide, teacher… You get the picture. To find out more about how you can be all of that and more, check out our volunteer opportunities at www.austinpartners.org/volunteer.


Pat Abrams, Executive Director

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Austin Partners in Education will be closed beginning Friday, December 22 and ending Friday, January 5. We will return to normal business hours on Monday, January 8. All emails, phone calls, and volunteer background check applications will be completed upon our return. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Happy Holidays!

Austin Partners in Education cerrará comenzando el viernes 22 de diciembre y hasta el viernes 5 de enero. Volveremos al horario comercial normal el lunes 8 de enero. Todos los correos electrónicos, llamadas telefónicas y solicitudes de verificación de antecedentes de voluntarios se completarán a nuestro regreso. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión. ¡Felices Fiestas!