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Katy Independent School District

Partners In Education

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Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success

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The turning point in many of our lives came when someone we respected and admired declared, "I believe in you." A KEYS mentor can be that person for a Katy ISD student. They are guides, teachers, coaches, listeners, role models, advocates, cheerleaders, and more.

​The KEYS Mentor Program matches a caring adult with a student on the brink of success each week on campus during the school year. Our primary focus is on relationship building rather than tutoring, although we've found that increased student academic success often occurs.

In Katy ISD, KEYS offers two opportunities for those who wish to join our KEYS mentor family:​

Traditional Mentoring  ​~ Pairs one mentor with one child once a week. 

KSR (Katy Students Run) ~ Matches running coaches with high school students as they prepare for the Houston Half Marathon. 

KEYS is offered at every Katy ISD campus, each of which has a staff liaison who oversees the school's program.  All mentors must make a one school year commitment to a student and complete an application and background check.  

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Awarded every May, KEYS Scholarships are offered to graduating KEYS seniors who plan to attend an accredited institution for the "13th grade."  The scholarship fund is solely supported by corporate sponsorships and private donations.   KEYS Scholarships are administered through Partners in Education and the Katy ISD Business Office, with payment made directly to the institution where the student is enrolled. 

To support the KEYS Scholarship Fund, contact Heather Sanders​

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