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KEYS Mentoring (Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success)

Mentor Application in English


The turning point in many of our lives came when someone we respected and admired declared, "I believe in you." A KEYS mentor can be that person for a Katy ISD student. They are guides, teachers, coaches, listeners, role models, advocates, cheerleaders, and more.

 ‚ÄčThe KEYS Mentor Program matches a caring adult with a student on the brink of success each week on campus during the school year. Our primary focus is on relationship building rather than tutoring, although we've found that increased student academic success often occurs.

KEYS is offered at every Katy ISD campus, each of which has a staff liaison who oversees the school's program.  All mentors must make a one school year commitment to a student and complete an application and background check. 


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Steps to Become a KEYS Mentor


  1. Commit to spending time with a student each week for one school year.

  2. Review, understand and agree to KEYS program expectations.

  3. Complete the comprehensive KEYS mentor application and pass the required background check.

  4. Complete KEYS 101 - New Mentor Training (either in person or online - see below).



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KEYS Training


KEYS 101 - NEW Mentor Training must be completed either in person or online before mentoring can begin.

Online Training - Takes about 30 minutes - must be completed in one session or you will need to create                  an account with a password.

OR choose one of the following in-person district training options.

August 23, 2019 - 8:45-9:45 a.m. - Merrell Center
September 20, 2019 - 8:00-9:30 a.m. - at KEYS Kick Off (RSVP posted at a later date)
October 1, 2019 - 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Merrell Center


KEYS U - Current mentors optional training. Topic to be announced. 

December 14, 2019 - 8:30-9:30 - Merrell Center (RSVP posted at a later date)


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For any questions, please contact Heather Sanders.
281-396-2468

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