Mentor Corps receives award
Vol. 17, No. 24March 19, 1998

Mentor Corps receives award

Delaware Gov. Thomas R. Carper (left) speaks to the staff and students of the first class of "Mentoring For Change: Building Strong Communities Through Relationships" on Feb. 19. The governor shared his own experience as a mentor to an elementary school-age child with the 90 students in the "learn and serve" course sponsored by the College of Human Resources, Education and Public Policy.

According to Lisa Diller, First State Mentor Corps, the course is designed to teach students about mentoring, and they then serve as mentors for local elementary or middle-school students for eight hours during the semester.

Carper also presented the 1988 Betty Scharff Award to the First State Mentor Corps.

The award honors "persons, businesses or agencies that have made outstanding contributions to the educational welfare of children in HOSTS (Helping One Student To Succeed) language arts, math and Spanish programs."

First State Mentor Corps members from the University of Delaware serve in seven schools in New Castle County, and 11 members of the Mentor Corps also are serving as teaching assistants in the course.

Photo by Duane Perry