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    5 Great Benefits of Alumni Mentoring for Ripon Students

    When you serve as a mentor, you can pass on your knowledge, wisdom and advice to students as they learn and grow. More than that, it also allows you to give back to the educational institution that helped you get to where you are today. It speaks volumes about your character and can even help you grow and develop as a leader and professional. Mentorship is something that’s valuable both ways. More than the good feeling you get from teaching and encouraging someone your junior, that individual is gaining access to a wealth of understanding and experience. Mentees often go on to do big things, thanks in part to the person who took time to be their mentor. They may even go on to become a mentor themselves—creating a legacy of giving back. How mentoring benefits students For students, having a mentor brings with it numerous, long-lasting benefits. Let’s take a look at five ways Ripon students benefit from mentorship: Students gain practical, applicable advice that might not be taught in the classroom, which can be applied throughout their personal and future professional lives. They’ll enter college or the job force a leg up on pure classroom learners. Mentorship creates a bond that may benefit everything from professional networking to personal growth—especially at a pivotal time in a high school student’s life. A mentor is a guide for students facing uncertainty in their future and someone on whom they can rely. Mentees get one-on-one attention that helps them to better understand and retain information, while also connecting that knowledge to classroom lessons. They’ll benefit from more focused learning and a stronger grasp on content. Students get a better understanding of real-world expectations and applications, direct from someone who has experienced them firsthand. This necessary dose of reality will shape their understanding of the world outside the classroom. Mentorship is free! It affords students access to a crucial resource for development that’s not hidden behind a financial barrier. For students unable to afford tutoring or those disadvantaged by a lack of available programs, mentoring is an incredibly valuable experience. Serving as a mentor For mentors, being able to pass along wisdom to a younger generation is a truly gratifying experience. We invite you to sign up as a volunteer and see for yourself the profound effect mentorship can have on a student.  
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    Planned Giving Supports Ripon Area Schools

    A great education is critically important for our children, community and society as a whole. Ripon area students, parents and alumni are well aware of the impact a strong K-12 education can have in preparing young people for life beyond the classroom. During this season of giving, you can make tax-deductible charitable contributions to support the Ripon Area School District, just like you would any other organization or cause important to you. Our donors allow us to expand our programs and services, providing our students with the best educational experiences possible from pre-K through high school. If you’re thinking about making a contribution to support Ripon area schools, now is the perfect time of the year to do so. Not only does charitable giving in December give you the opportunity to spread some holiday cheer, but it also allows you to enjoy some benefits come tax time in April. Charitable donations to the Ripon Education Foundation support the mission of our district and enable us to enhance the programs, events and academic opportunities we can deliver to our students. You can make a gift online using a credit card or send a check by mail to the Ripon Education Foundation Office. Donations are tax deductible. You can also help support the Ripon Area School District by shopping with Amazon Smile. When you select the Ripon Education Foundation on Amazon Smile, .5 percent of your purchase will be donated to the foundation. It really adds up in the long run! You can also contribute to Ripon area schools as a volunteer. We have a variety of great volunteer opportunities in which you can participate, whether you’re interested in hosting an event, serving as a mentor or simply supporting our schools on social media. No matter how you choose to help out Ripon's students, we encourage you to get involved and contribute to all the incredible things happening in our schools and community. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to learn more.      
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