Pathway Partners Mentoring Program
The mission of the Pathway Partners Mentoring Program is to expose high school students to nurturing relationships with caring adults and to the diversity of opportunities and experiences in our community. These experiences, having guided academic and personal development, will enhance students’ life skills and enable them to make successful transitions to post high school education and employment. Pathway Partners Mentoring Program matches students with adult mentors in the community who share similar interests and career paths. The adults meet with the students for one hour, once a month during the academic school year. Their purpose is to help the students expand their horizons, explore their interests and expose them to a larger world.
For more information about the Pathway Partners Mentoring Program, contact:
The Pathway Partners Mentoring Program wishes to thank the following individuals, businesses and organizations for their generous support: Jean and Ken Swenson, Sue and John Twiggs, Dr. Randell Kruger, John and Jane Wagner, Bruce and Jennifer Fredrick, Bonnie and Tom Umhoefer, Ken and Norma Zittleman, ReMax American Dream-Sharon Helwig, Trudeau Construction, Schmeiser Accounting, Dr. Lori Bents Chiropractic, Marshfield Sunrise Rotary, Marshfield Lions Club, Altrusa and Wood County Medical Society
Mentoring is a shared opportunity for learning and growth. If you have a sincere desire to be involved with a young person, mentoring is a wonderful way to make a positive difference in a young person's life. Complete an application and return it to Ginger Sternweis to make a one-hour a month, school year commitment with a student.
Pathway Partners Mentoring program is free and open to all students. Students can refer themselves or be referred by a teacher, parent, or school counselor. Complete the student application and return to Ginger Sternweis.
Trust and Friendship
Jane began her mentoring relationship with Alysa when Alysa was a freshman. Jane recognized that their conversations were strained when they first began getting together. But as they got to know each other over the next four years, Alysa learned to trust that Jane would do whatever she could to provide honest and factual information to guide her in making career and college choices. Jane arranged informational interviews with counselors who helped Alysa make high school course selections and think realistically about college options that were affordable for her family. This information along with co-curricular and work experiences instilled self-confidence that Alysa could be successful in college and beyond. Jane believed in Alysa and in turn Alysa believed in herself.
Alysa believes that having a mentor allowed her to become more confident in herself and her school work. She valued that she could seek out Jane’s perspective when she wanted an unbiased opinion.
Alysa and Jane have a bond of trust and friendship that continues beyond Alysa’s high school graduation. They enjoy staying in touch and getting together whenever Alysa's college schedule allows.