The Barcroft Mentoring program led by Communities in Schools wrapped up with a final event the last week of school. CIS believes that when students are paired with a caring adult in a one-on-one relationship, positive change occurs. This truth became reality over the course of the year for 25 students at Bacroft who were paired with 25 teachers, staff, and community volunteers as mentors. Each pair met weekly for half an hour or more of one-on-one time, and all pairs gathered monthly for exciting events. The final celebration included decorating a gift of a framed photo of each mentor-mentee pair, enjoying pizza, and playing fun games. We look forward to seeing these relationships continue to grow next year!