Wendy Salabay has been named the March Mentor of the month for Mentoring Makes a Difference of Prevention Consultants of Missouri.
Salabay enjoys working with her mentee and always makes her feel welcome and special. She has also recruited other mentors and helps to raise money for the program.
Salabay is in her first year of volunteering with the program. She is matched with Jessica, a student at Truman Elementary School. The spend their time together working on homework, talking, and playing games.
Salabay is a senior, majoring in chemical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology and is involved in Lambda Sigma Pi, a female service organization, as well as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. After graduation she would like to work as a project engineer for a consumer product or agricultural company. In the little free time that she has, Salabay enjoys being with friends, spending time outdoors, and working on puzzles.
The Mentoring Makes a Difference Program currently has 35 mentoring matches in Rolla. Matches meet each week for one hour in a supervised after school setting at Truman, Mark Twain, and Col. Wyman Elementary Schools, Rolla Middle School, and Rolla Junior High. While meeting each week, mentors and mentees work on homework, play sports or board games, and enjoy a snack.
In addition to after school mentoring, parent nights are held once a month for parents, mentees, and mentors to enjoy a meal and get to know one another. Monthly recreation outings, such as mini golf, skating, bowling, or movies, are also held.
If you would like more information, or are interested in becoming a volunteer mentor, please contact Prevention Consultants of Missouri at 573-368-4755.