Bankwell hosts Norwalk mentor program on Sept. 28

Bankwell in New Canaan is providing an information session for volunteers who would like to spend one hour a week mentoring a student in the Norwalk Public School system. The information session will take place at the bank’s 208 Elm Street branch in New Canaan on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. and will be led by Nancy Pratt, director of the Norwalk Mentor Program at the Human Services Council in Norwalk.  Refreshments will be served.

The mission of the Norwalk Mentor Program is to encourage the social, academic and mental growth of Norwalk’s youth through a one-on-one mentoring relationship, where a caring adult serves as a role model to a student as he or she goes through a difficult period or faces new challenges.

The Norwalk Mentor Program is looking for caring adults (18 and older) who will be matched with a student from one of the Norwalk Public Schools. Volunteers will meet with students once a week, offering their friendship, support and guidance. This one hour can make a huge difference in a young person’s life and encourages social, academic and mental growth.  

To RSVP to the free event, call 203-659-7619 or email