The Mentor Center is a resource center for middle and high school students to receive academic support, social-emotional support, and enrichment. In addition to required academic time, daily programming includes a rotation of art, physical activity, mindfulness, social-emotional learning, and games. Free snacks and grab-and-go cold meals are available and provided by the Grand Forks Public Schools Child Nutrition Department.
Daily attendance is capped to ensure we can serve students well. Students must sign up to attend a particular day, and a limited number of slots are available. To accommodate demand, middle school students can attend up to two days per week. High school students can attend up to four days per week.No separate bus signup is needed; the Mentor Center bus will stop at the schools at designated times and all students signed up to attend the Mentor Center that day will be allowed to ride. See our Transportation page for more information.
Signups will be published at midday each Thursday for the following week's openings. You can find the link to the signup on our website.
Walk-ins will be welcome starting at 5:30 each evening. To get a ride home on our bus, students must arrive by 6:00.
Referrals are not required for new students. 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.
The Mentor Center monitors students' arrivals and departures. Parents/Guardians wishing to be notified of their student's departure 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 students to participate should contact the Mentor Center.
To ensure the Mentor Center maintains a positive, welcoming environment for all, our Code of Conduct we establish expectations for students. Students and parents/guardians sign a Personal Responsibility Agreement letter to acknowledge acceptance of the Code.