KEYS Mentoring (Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success)
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 once a week for thirty to forty-five minutes during the school day. Our primary focus is on relationship building rather than tutoring, although we've found that increased student academic success often occurs.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.
Steps to Become a KEYS Mentor
Commit to spending time with a student each week for one school year.
Review, understand and agree to KEYS program expectations.
Complete the comprehensive KEYS mentor application (We are not accepting new mentor applications at the moment. Please check back in November.) and pass the required background check.
Complete KEYS 101 - New Mentor Training (either in person or online - see below).
KEYS U - Current mentors optional training. Date and topic to be announced.