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The Waverly-Shell Rock School District is a well-respected district in the state of Iowa. Families have intentionally moved to Waverly because of our schools. This has resulted in dynamic students in our K-12 system who go on to become phenomenal leaders in their universities, careers, and communities. However, when you have such a strong school system, occasionally some kids can slip through the cracks. AIM exists to “fill the gaps,” helping every child have the support they need to become who they were created to be, by addressing the social, emotional, and mental health of the youth in our community.
We pair an adult mentor with a student in grades K-6, giving these matches the opportunity to meet for 30 minutes once a week during the school day.
Our mentors have all undergone a background check, been thoroughly interviewed, and continually supported to help them make the most of their time with their match. Our “AIM” is for our all of our mentors to reflect our four values, in hopes they will pass those values on to their student match.