Forty members of the Kearns High Latinos in Action organization gathered with GE Capital employees at the Kearns Oquirrh Fitness Center to launch a new mentoring partnership for more than 80 K-6 students at Beehive Elementary.
The yearlong program is structured to assist students who have been identified as being in most need of educational support.
Mentors will teach the students about the value of education, help them set personal goals for the academic year, and provide them with ongoing support with the tools and resources needed to meet their goals.
“We are so grateful to have the support of Latinos in Action and GE Capital to help our students overcome their academic challenges and inspire them to make education a priority in their lives,” said Beehive Elementary principal Pauline Longberg.
During the kick-off event, the Beehive students met their Latinos in Action (LIA) tutors and were paired with a local GE Capital mentor. The GE mentors, volunteers based in Salt Lake City, shared their career and life experiences, and provided the students with personal tips that have helped them to achieve success.