The Rotary Club of North Manchester is spearheading a communitywide effort to mentor students at Manchester Junior-Senior High School in collaboration with the school district.
 
Each volunteer will be matched with a student to create and support a consistent, positive, one-to-one relationship. The adult volunteer will be an advisor and friend on the journey toward becoming a successful and contributing adult.
 
Volunteers will help them navigate toward and plan for what is beyond high school graduation. Mentors may assist with long-range planning to toward completing their education, pursuing a career, gaining financial security and living a balanced and happy life. Some may also help with academics.
 
Volunteers will be trained using the interactive, online Mentoring Central program. You can work on your own at your own pace, or you can attend Rotary classes.
 
All mentoring will take place at the Manchester Junior-Senior High School campus, and it can be done before, during or after school, depending on the schedule and needs of the volunteer and student.
 
For more information or to set up a presentation for your organization, call club President Mark Eastway at 574-457-9375 or email markeastway@gmail.com.
 
To apply, go to www.rotarymentor.com, download a mentor application, fill it out and send it to Mark Eastway, 306 E 2nd St., North Manchester, IN 46962.
 
At least 10 volunteers are needed by January to begin the program in 2016.