June 16 meeting

Speaker: Ann Hackerott, Blair TeamMates coordinator
Ann Hackerott has been the Blair TeamMates coordinator since the program started in 2004. She called the Blair program "a success story." It has 19 mentee-mentor matches in 2004 and 86 matches in grades 9-12 in 2015. There are currently 12 matches at Arbor Park Intermediate School; 38 at Otte Middle School; and 35 at Blair High School.
Hackerott's goal is for the program to serve at least 100 matches. Blair program matches average at least five years; the average for the entire TeamMates organization is about nine months. 
It cost the Blair program about $262 to support one match in 2015; the state average is about $435, Hackerott said.