Mentors and Volunteers
Our emotionally responsive educational model focuses on the development of positive relationship-building skills. Students benefit greatly from interacting with adults beyond our staff; all mentors and volunteers bring a unique point-of-view based on their experiences.
Contact Audrey Nefores 203.384.2897 ext.108 to discuss opportunities and schedule a visit.
Below are some ideas of how you or your company can get involved.
You or your company can volunteer a few hours a month by reading to students, assisting in a classroom, or leading an activity.
Become a Mentor
Mentors are much more than just positive role models. Having the right mentor at the right time can increase a student’s self-esteem and even curb negative behaviors. NBFA mentors are instrumental in encouraging students to reach higher and think bigger, further inspiring them to develop the ambition and maturity to achieve their life goals.
Our mentors come from all walks of life and practice different professions, their various skills and experiences allow them to provide students with:
- Active listening and authentic support
- Balanced perspectives on life and adversity
- Personal skills for sound decision-making
- Setting higher personal and academic expectations
To promote collaboration and engagement at the classroom level, each teacher can select a room parent. Contact your child’s teacher to find out how you can get involved:
- Coordinating parent volunteers for field trips, class parties, and in-class activities.
- Planning class events and celebrations.
- Communicating important announcements.
- Recruiting other family members for school events.
- Joining the NBFA Alliance, our school advisory organization