A popular mentoring program is coming back to Glen Rose Elementary and Intermediate Schools. Jill Power is spearheading the drive to bring the program back to school children.

The mentor program is designed to connect children and adults through a structured and trusting relationship. No special skills are required to be a mentor, but anyone interested must be able to dedicate about an hour a week to visiting with their child. Activities can include reading, playing sports, helping with homework or any number of things. All interactions will be held on campus during school hours.

Mentors are not expected to act as guardians, but simply act as a positive adult role model for their child.

Mentors can be community members or parents. All mentors will be trained and must pass a criminal history check.

An information meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Elementary School for anyone interested. If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting, information packets are available in the elementary or intermediate school offices.

For more information, contact Debbie Morris at 898-3501; Christal Gerhart at 898-3551; Laurie Mapes at 898-3601; Sharmin Smith at 898-3628 or Jill Power at 396-7477.