In January of 2016, Attorney Dallas W. Hartman approached Westminster College with a large donation and the idea of starting a mentoring program to support New Castle High School Students. Last evening, a dinner was held at Westminster College to kick off the program with the New Castle students and their parents.
The following plan was developed in consultation with Dallas Hartman, Westminster College and Dr. John Sarandrea, superintendent of New Castle School District.
- During the 2016-17 academic year, five New Castle Area School District ninth grade students will be transported by New Castle School District to the Westminster Campus once per week – 15 times per semester – 30 times per year for one and ½ hours.
- Westminster College students majoring in Early Childhood or Secondary Education minors will act as mentors for the New Castle students for one and ½ hours each week.
- Westminster mentors will have appropriate clearances and orientation for mentoring.
- The mentors will establish a relationship with the New Castle student in the following ways: (a) assist with homework, (b) provide tutoring in a content area of need for the New Castle student, or (c) attend a campus event with the New Castle student.
New Castle students were selected by the New Castle Area School District to participate in the Lawrence County Mentoring Program. We are very excited to kick this program off for the new school year. #DallasHelps