JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There's been a lot of attention put on FCATs and school scores this year.
On Tuesday, six volunteers took a step toward helping our students at a workshop for those who would like to become mentors in St. John's County schools.
There are not any specific requirements on age, but of course background checks will be done on all the volunteers.
The time requirement is not too stringent -- only 1 hour a week with the student at school.
The guidance given by volunteers can be academic or just supportive.
"We like to tailor what a volunteer wants to do with a student that has that need. So if a student wants to focus on academics, then we will match them up that way. If they (mentors) are there for the support and encouraging relationship, then we've got students that need that as well," says Cheryl Freeman the RSVP and Volunteer Services Coordinator for St. John's County School District.
If you couldn't make Tuesday's training or would like to volunteer in another county, call Freeman at 904-547-3945.
First Coast News