Published: Apr 20, 2010 5:19 PM EDT

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is recruiting mentors for high school and middle school students who were recently selected as scholarship recipients in the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program. Mentors are caring adults who can listen, coach, guide, and motivate students to do their best in school and to make the best choices in life; they become student advocates and role models. Mentors meet with their assigned scholar for the course of the school year, during school hours, on school grounds for one hour, two to three times per month. Given extensive support, motivation, and accountability, children will work hard to ensure that they graduate from high school and attain a college degree.

The Foundation is recruiting mentors for high school and middle school scholarship recipients in the following schools:

Cape Coral High

Cypress Lake High

Fort Myers High

Mariner High

Fort Myers Middle Academy

Lehigh Acres Middle

Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle

Varsity Lakes Middle

Mentoring sessions are 1 hour and happen 2-3 times/month.