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Basehor-Linwood Mentors & Care Cats

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DISCOVER Basehor-Linwood Mentors and Care Cats!

Basehor Linwood USD 458 has a unique district mentoring program,
and you can participate as an adult "Mentor," or as a BLHS junior or senior "Care Cat."
Each adult volunteer is carefully screened, complete with background check before training/orientation, and placement. Each high school volunteer is a trained member of our "Care Cats". This is an actual class (worth .5 credit per semester) devoted to mentoring as a community service. Volunteer hours can go toward earning National Points of Light certification with the President's Volunteer award, commencement honors, and college service requirements. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to serve 2 semesters or 2 blocks over a 2 year service. PLACEMENT occurs only AFTER confirmation with teacher and/or principal. Tutors/mentors are NOT available over the summer months, but available when school resumes.
Announcing the winners of the Basehor-Linwood USD 458 Mentors and CareCat Mentors poster contest. The theme is "Peace, Love, Mentors and CareCats." Prizes were given out in October at each school for First, Second, Third place, High Five award, Eyecatcher award and CareCat Salutes. The posters are on tour throughout our local communities in Kansas, Missouri, and also, Washington DC for the National Mentoring Summit. Posters will not be returned to the students until May. The tour started with displays at each school for the month of November. View the virtual exhibit online here: