Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota

Mentor News

Mentor Program Seeks Volunteers

Lutheran Social Services Mentoring Programs are seeking volunteers to serve as mentors for the upcoming school year. The program matches adult volunteers with students in ten area school districts, including the Sioux Falls School District.

Individuals who complete the application and training process between now and August 20 will be eligible for a drawing for two lower level tickets to the September 1 Minnesota Vikings game. Individuals completing the process in the month of September will be eligible to win gift certificates.

Volunteers spend an hour a week with their student throughout the school year. Mentors and students participate in a variety of activities together, such as reading, playing board games, shooting hoops, or simply hanging out and talking. Many mentors choose to volunteer over their lunch break from work.

The program operates in school districts across Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties. To mentor a student in your community, contact Lutheran Social Services. Applications and more information can be found at www.lsssd.org or by calling 221-2403.

Last year, more than 56,000 lives were touched through a variety of services offered through LSS statewide. In addition to the School-Based Mentor Program, core services offered by LSS include preschool, adoption, birth parent counseling, foster care, after-school and summer programs, disaster response, consumer credit counseling, residential services for youth, refugee and immigration services, rural life ministries, affordable housing and mental health counseling. LSS serves people of all ages, races, faiths and economic levels with professional, confidential and affordable services. LSS is licensed by the State of South Dakota and accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services.