The mission of this program is to build, encourage, and nurture relationships with and among students who due to their current emotional state are hindered in succeeding academically. Our goal is to provide emotional and social maturity and accountability thereby encouraging sustained growth.
Due to unfortunate personal circumstances, many students are limited in their ability to perform at their highest potentials in the classroom. After seeing this need, the Limitless Mentoring Program was formed.
This group offers an opportunity within ETC that currently offers male and female mentoring sessions with Bessemer City High School students twice a month. Developed to provide guidance for 9th-12th grade girls, students have the chance to express their concerns and fears in a comfortable environment where they are provided with guidance from volunteer leaders and encouraged to maintain a sisterhood of accountability outside of the group as they all endeavor to make good choices. Topics such as confidence, anger management, and self-esteem are covered to ensure students have the necessary support.
Each semester ten students are referred to the program by their school's administration and attend sessions every 2nd and 4th Wednesday during their advisory period. Students progress through our curriculum and graduate at the end of the semester with a banquet designed to broadcast their progress. Upon graduation, each student is paired with an individual mentor to provide them with ongoing support.
Since the onset of the program, students have shown vast improvements. From decreased disciplinary sanctions to improved anger management, students are growing to process their emotions thereby allowing them to be more successful in the classroom, in their homes, and throughout their communities.
Interested in Volunteering
Serving as a mentor ensures our students have the individual attention needed to have hope for their future.
Two options to change a student's life through mentoring
1. Volunteer during mentor sessions
Girls Sessions: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30am at Bessemer City High School
Guys Sessions: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 7:30am-8:30am at Bessemer City High School
2. Become an individual mentor
Mentor students that participate in monthly sessions by making contact with them once a week to encourage, provide guidance, and accoutibility.
Interested? Complete the form by clicking below and make plans to join us at our training on September 9th from 3:00pm-4:00pm at Hoover Library.