The Mentor Center is a face-to-face, drop-in resource center for middle and high school students to receive academic, social-emotional, and technology support. The center supports students with academic staff, mental health professionals, and on-site technical assistance. To further enhance the learning environment, enrichment activity centers are embedded and focused on art, music, STEM, and social-emotional activities. Free snacks and grab-and-go cold meals are available and provided by the Grand Forks Public Schools Child Nutrition Department.
Where is the Mentor Center located?
Our address is 725 Hamline St., Room 1200. We are south of the UND Bookstore on the south end of the Family Medicine Residency. We have our own entrance on 6th Avenue North; look for the sign that says Clinical Education Center. There is an easy drop-off location at the bus stop.
Do we need to make an appointment?
No, the Mentor Center is a walk-in facility. If you want to work with a specific employee or need specialized tutoring for a higher-level class, please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 701-215-5484 so we can find a time that works for you.
What can I do at the Mentor Center?
You can use one of our quiet study spaces (private or small group), get help with your school technology device, spend time with one of our social-emotional support specialists, work with a tutor, hang out, play games, create art, or participate in one of the many activities we will be hosting. We will share events here on our webpage and with schools as they are scheduled.
Who is eligible to utilize the Mentor Center?
Any middle or high school student enrolled at Grand Forks Public Schools can utilize the Mentor Center.
Is there a cost for using the Mentor Center?
Nope! The program was initially financially supported by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. During the 2021-2022 school year, the Mentor Center will be financially supported through Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) II funds.
All students are welcome to come to the Mentor Center any time. If you'd like our Mentor Center staff to reach out to a student or family, please fill out the referral form and we'll extend a personal invitation.
The online form is available here.
As a drop-in facility, the Mentor Center will monitor students' arrivals and departures. Parents/Guardians wishing to be notified of their student's departures should reach out to the Mentor Center to set up arrangements.
Some optional Mentor Center programming will involve off-site activities nearby reached on foot. All activities will be supervised by staff. Parents/Guardians who do not want their student to participate should contact the Mentor Center.
Map & Directions
Parking & Busing Information
Student parking for the Mentor Center is indicated in the red rectangle below. The parking spots are adjacent to the University of North Dakota Bookstore. Signs have been posted in the parking lot.
Busing InformationFor rides from Elroy Schroeder and South middle schools, fill out this bus request form by 3 p.m. daily. Spots are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. To discuss transportation options from other GFPS schools, please contact the Mentor Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-215-5484.
The City of Grand Forks City Area Transit (CAT) has several routes that serve the Hamline & University stop, including:
Please see the City of Grand Forks City Area Transit website for a full list of routes and schedules.