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Godby High School looking for mentors for students

Posted: 5:11 PM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-13 18:18:50-04
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Changing someone's life for the better. A Tallahassee high school is calling on the community to volunteer to make a difference in student's lives.

Students at Godby want mentors. Dozens of students have signed up for a mentoring program.

Unfortunately, there only four mentors available to all those asking for help.

"These kids need people to listen. Even if you can't help them with their school work, you can just come for an hour a week," said Chris Warfel, Dean of Students at Godby High School.

Godby High School is calling on the community to help make a difference in students' lives.

"Me having a mentor, it kind of initially helped me because certain things you cannot talk to your parents about and you can talk to other people about it and feel more comfortable and you feel better about the situation when you talk to somebody else," said Breann Maultspy, a senior at Godby.

Teens who have someone they can turn to say it helped them through their darkest of times.

"She [mentor] was a pretty good person, she helped me through a lot. She mainly helped me mentally and kept me at a point where I wanted to stay more open-minded," said Emagail Spell, a sophomore at Godby.

Students who have mentors say they are thankful for the guidance.

"I want to be a dancer, a lawyer, I want to do hair, and I want to do a lot of things and she would just tell me you can do all those things," said Maultspy.

Proving that just by dedicating one hour per week, a mentor can truly make a difference.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer must be over the age of 18 and will have to go through a background check.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentor you can either call Godby High School at 850-617-4700 or you can email the dean of students at warfelc@leoncountyschools.net .

You can also go to the Leon County Schools website and complete the volunteer application and then you will go to a mentor training to get your finger printed and background checked.