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Parents as Teachers (PAT) Consortium

Districts Served: Central Heights ~ Prairie View ~ Osawatomie ~ Paola ~ Louisburg

Your Baby was Born To Learn!

Parents As Teachers (PAT) is a free and voluntary program serving children prenatal through sixth birthday. Our mission is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

For more information on PAT services contact:

Callie Hoffman, Director

22795 W 255th St

Hillsdale, KS 66071





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Foster Grandparents

The Foster Grandparent program puts senior citizens into schools and other situations where they can interact with children and assist teachers.  They receive a small stipend for their work.  

To learn more, contact:

Jennifer Haley, Program Director
                                       TEAMMATES MENTORING



TeamMates is a mentoring program serving students in grades 3 through 12.  Mentors have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a young person by visiting them at school once a week.  If you would like to help a youth reach their full potential, please contact: Jena Whitaker

Email: jena_whitaker@usd368.org



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The WatchD.O.G.S. program's goal is to help every school in America be positively influenced by the committed involvement of fathers and father figures in the lives of their children and students.  They perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrances, assisting with loading and unloading buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom under the direction of the teacher.  

Anyone interested can contact the principal at Cottonwood Elementary School (Corey Troast).