Swansboro Middle and High School

Community Mentors

Swansboro Middle and High School will be partnering with the Swansboro/Hubert/Cape Carteret communities to connect at-risk students to adult mentors. Mentors are trusted adults who have been screened and trained to provide encouragement to students who have been identified as at-risk. Mentoring can include weekly calls or text messages checking on students and encouraging positive choices, an occasional lunch or coffee, etc.

Mentors will agree to participate in:

  • A background check that includes fingerprinting
  • Completion of a one hour training

Please complete this link if you are interested in serving our community as a mentor to help us match mentors to students:


Benefits for Children

  • Increased high school graduation rates
  • Lower high school dropout rates
  • Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
  • Better attitude about school
  • Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved behavior, both at home and at school
  • Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use (MENTOR, 2009; Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009)