KISD mentorship program takes off

Posted at 10:12 PM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 23:52:04-05

Killeen ISD's new mentorship program kicked off just last month, but the district says it's already seeing results. Students are paired up with a mentor to meet with at least once a month.

The mentorship program connects volunteers with students at KISD high schools to guide them through life. 

"So far since January, it's been a wonderful event. We do lunch, we discuss what's going on in their lives and we also discuss grades," mentor James Shackelfore said.

"The mentor program is really great... it's separate for boys and girls and I think it will really help us decide which school to go to and things that school doesn't teach you," Killeen High School junior Erika Freelove said. 

Tykiera Wilkerson is a senior this year and said the time with her mentor pushes her to be the best she can be.

"Every female should have a mentor no matter what because you always need that person to talk to... the 'Impact Program' will actually help you develop to be a good person," Wilkerson added. 

For freshman Alamir Ward, he said a program like this is exactly what he needs to be successful. 

"These are the type of people I want to be around. These are the people that will help me become successful and put me at the top level that I need to be at," Ward said. 

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