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We Are Again Recruiting Volunteer Student Mentors!  

The “ask” seems modest: Would you consider spending an hour of time each month throughout the school year mentoring a 6th, 7th or 8th grade Waimea Middle School student?  For many volunteers, this small “ask” often grows to a few more hours a month (or week), as students and volunteers connect and truly enjoy their time together. 

It all sounds warm and fuzzy, but years of research confirm that a mentor can make a huge difference in the life of a middle school adolescent.  And, the experience here at WMS is that the students make a huge difference in the lives of their mentors too.  It’s definitely a win-win.

WMS is again recruiting mentors for about 50 students.  There is a screening and training process in place; mentors are interviewed and must undergo the standard fingerprinting and have or get a TB test.  Then the training occurs. 

No special skills are required and mentors to date have come from literally all walks of life – and all ages and backgrounds.  The school carefully pairs mentors up with a mentee and works closely with both throughout the year. All mentoring occurs on the school campus.

If you are interested in finding out more about what it means to become a WMS mentor, please call Amy Kailimai (887-7646) or email

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Please click here for feature story about our incredible community mentors and how they are changing lives for the better:


These are many (not all) of our beloved community volunteer mentors for the 2017-18 school year!  MAHALO to each of them for dedicating time to supporting our students.