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Eight Waves Dillard Street Elementary Lunch Mentorship Program seeks to help children from challenging and vulnerable circumstances develop the assets necessary to make healthy life choices, set realistic goals, and act with determination.

Program Overview

The Eight Waves Dillard Street Elementary Lunch Mentorship Program serves seventy five children at Dillard Street Elementary School. Our program is designed to help students who live in households with incomes well below the level of poverty, and who are struggling academically, socially, and even may struggle with peer relationships.


Our goal is to continue making a positive impact in the lives of these students, and we could not do it without our volunteer mentors.

Dillard meets on Thursdays from 10:30-12:30.

For more information or to sign up please email

What to expect


Being a mentor is being a positive role model for a child, who needs and wants one, possibly because

  • Guardians, due to various circumstances, are unable to dedicate as much time as needed

  • There is a desire to confide in an adult other than their immediate family

  • There is a need for a youth to have a consistent adult in their life


Mentoring is about being developmental not prescriptive. Prescriptive mentorship is when the mentor emphasizes their own goals and/or setting expectations for a mentee that are often not met. Developmental mentorship is when goals and expectations are based on the needs of the student.


Your weekly visit with your mentee may include activities such as a goal setting, attending a sporting event, job/career exploration conversations, helping with schoolwork or just talking about what is going on in the mentee’s life.

Next Steps

  1. ADDitions background screening:

  2. Time Commitment: Lunch program meets Thursdays, from 10:30-12:30 at Dillard Street Elementary School.
    We ask that you commit for the entire school year!

  3. Have Fun!

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