Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota

Everyday Heroes

In our most popular mentoring, Everyday Hero volunteers spend one hour per week one-on-one with an elementary, middle or high school student at school. Mentors and students enjoy a variety of activities together, such as working in the computer lab, playing board games, reading a book, playing basketball or simply eating lunch together and talking.

Everyday Heroes offers a flexible volunteer option. With schools located in nearly every neighborhood, mentors can select a location that is best for them. Most mentors meet with their students during the school lunch hour (varies at each school, generally between 11 am and 1 pm).

School counselors select any student in their building who can use extra one-to-one attention from a caring adult role model for this program. Counselors are responsible for matching students with volunteers and if needed, providing on-site assistance to the volunteer.

LSS Mentoring Services has been in partnership with the Sioux Falls School District since 2001. It has expanded to include Baltic, Brandon Valley, Canton, Dell Rapids, Garretson, Harrisburg, Lennox, Tea Area, Tri-Valley and West Central School Districts.