ANNOUNCING: BRIGHT SCHOOL PARENT MENTOR PROGRAM
THE BRIGHT SCHOOL IS EXCITED TO INITIATE A PARENT MENTOR PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE INDIVIDUALIZED SUPPORT BY A FAMILY TO A FAMILY.
- What does it mean to be a Bright School Parent Mentor?
A Bright School Mentor is a parent that is interested in providing support to another parent or family.
- What kind of support will be provided?
The support provided would be individualized to the specific parent or family’s needs. Some of the topics to be discussed could include: Transition, Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, IEP, IFSP, Service Providers, Mappings, Personal Recommendations, Evaluations, Early Steps, Etc.
- How often do Parent Mentors and families meet?
The frequency of support would be decided upon with the Mentor and the parent or family. It could be a short meeting 10-15 minutes during drop off, talking on the phone or virtually with Zoom, emailing, or meeting to have coffee during the weekend.
- Who handles the scheduling and matching of the Mentor/Parent/Family?
The Director will initially make an introduction. Then it is up to the Mentor and the Parent/Family to handle the scheduling.
- When does it start or when does it end?
The life of the support is individualized. You can be a Mentor if your child has moved on to another placement. You can receive support if your child has moved on to another placement. You and your Mentor discuss the timeline.
If interested in participating in this program, please contact the principal Linda Frantz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program has been initiated by families of The Bright School. Parent Mentors have not received any specific training by The Bright School. The Bright School is not responsible for any information that is shared during individualized meetings.