T.E.A.M. Tuskers was founded in the Fall of 2012 as an initiative of the Whole Child Community Coalition (WCCC). The WCCC is a community-based think tank comprised of a broad representation of community members, all of whom are committed to supporting the youth of Somers -- strengthening relationships to improve student learning, promoting strong families, and supporting healthy choices.
The first mentor/mentee meetings began in March 2013, with 6 pairs who met weekly. In the Fall of 2013, the program expanded to include 18 mentees in grades 5 - 7. By the end of June 2019, there were over 70 mentors and mentees enrolled in the program. Many of our original mentees have since graduated from the program and moved on to high school, where some continue to meet with their mentors.