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RISE invites community to learn about how to become a mentor

Rise        Pearland Independent School District invites community members to learn about the positive impact mentors can have in the life of students at Load the Bases – A Recruiting Night for RISE Mentoring. The event will be held on Monday, July 29, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 2845 Westchester Circle, Pearland, TX 77584 (home of Pearland House Concerts).

       The recruiting night is a casual, laid back event designed to provide information about being a RISE Mentor without the obligation to sign up. The night will consist of an overview of what RISE is, how to become a mentor and offer attendees an opportunity to learn about the positive impact mentoring can have as parents, students and mentors share testimonials about the program.

       “In the past school year, the fourth one for RISE Mentoring, we successfully matched 541 students with a mentor,” Mandy Benedix, RISE Mentor Specialist, said. “However, while the number of matches continues to increase each year, so does the number of students and parents that understandably want this in their life as well. And that is where the community comes in.”

       It is crucial for members of our community to come forward and ensure that all students are matched with adults who can potentially make a lasting impact on their lives.

       “We believe that every child is one caring adult away from being a success story and we want to make sure that all of our kids have an opportunity to make this type of connection with a positive, caring adult outside of their family,” Benedix said.

       Load the Bases – A Recruiting Night for RISE Mentoring is a free event and is open to all community members who are interested in learning more about becoming a mentor.

       About RISE Mentoring

       All mentoring happens at the student’s campus during the school day. When signing up, mentors commit to staying with their mentee for the duration of the school year. To become a RISE mentor, candidates must complete an application, online background check and register for one of the mentor trainings held at the Virgil Gant Education Support Center, 1928 N. Main. Additionally, mentor trainings can be scheduled exclusively for organizations interested in providing their male employees with an opportunity to give back and become mentors.

       To learn more about RISE Mentoring, visit