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Orono STRIVE program, offered in partnership with the Orono Rotary Club, matches adult mentors with Orono High School students. Mentors provide encouragement and support to help students discover their own strengths and take charge of their education, career and goals. Mentoring occurs once per month during the school day.

Mentors are not tutors, but are there to offer support, encouragement and assistance. Students and mentors meet once a month for 75 minutes during the lunch hour and talk about how school is going as well as their future goals and plans. Meetings also include presentations on topics relevant to life after high school – college, careers, finances, etc.

Want to know more?

Click here for more information on the role of a STRIVE volunteer mentor.

Want to get involved?

Fill out the Adult Volunteer Application form and contact Genna Torney at 952-449-8338 x6350.

Volunteer Screening Procedures:

  • A written application- including references
  • Background check
  • Interview
  • Mentor training