Naval Avenue – Looking for Mentors

I am hoping that you can help identify quality adults who might volunteer with the Naval Avenue Mentoring Program. Thanks!

Dianne Heckman

Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

I am the new interventionist at Naval Avenue. In the past, Naval has had a student mentoring program which paired adults with students (one-on-one) during lunch recess. I am hoping to reenergize the mentoring program by finding dynamic caring adults who could provide the much needed mentoring that our young students need. Mentoring can be a valuable and meaningful experience for students and the mentors alike. The mentoring program is targeted at enhancing self-esteem and reinforcing that the young boys and girls are worthy and capable of achieving goals in life through working hard and having a positive attitude.

We currently have 15 students who have been nominated by their teachers to participate in the program based on the student’s need for meaningful relationships, a positive role model and a stronger network of stability and support. The mentor and student will be able to choose to play games, do art projects or read books inside or play outside together on the playground. We are hoping that mentors will be able to be at the school from 11:00 to 12:00 on Wednesdays. The hour long time would enable each mentor to touch the lives of two children. One during the first lunch recess (11:05-11:25) and one during the second lunch recess (11:35-11:55).

I hope that you will consider participating in the Naval Avenue Mentoring Program. Please share information with other adults who you feel would be quality mentors for our young students. You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions or to provide my phone number and contact information to any potential mentors. Attached is a copy of the Volunteer Application. I look forward to building a mentoring program at Naval Avenue that will provide a meaningful volunteer experience and enhance the lives of each of the students and adults who participate.


Dr. Dianne Heckman


Naval Avenue Early Learning Center

900 Olympic Avenue

Bremerton, WA 98312

Office: (360) 473-4400

Phone: (360) 473-4462

FAX: (360) 473-4420


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