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    T.E.A.M. Tuskers Mentoring Program is open to any SCSD student in grades 3 through 8.  Parents, SCSD faculty and/or students themselves can request a mentor by contacting either the Somers Middle School (SMS) or Somers Intermediate School (SIS) counseling department.
     
    Somers Middle School Counseling Department - Stephanie Kurchack - 227-3399, x 3308 (skurchack@somersschools.org) or the secretary x 233
    Somers Intermediate School Counseling Department - Alex Todorov - 277-4034 (atodorov@somersschools.org) or Elizabeth Turner - 277-4034 (eturner@somersschools.org)
     
    Students who are in the program in 8th grade will have the opportunity to continue with their mentor at the high school.
     
     
    Mentoring works!
     
    Students in mentoring programs gain confidence in all areas of their lives.  In addition, these students are:
     
    52% less likely to skip school;
    46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs;
    27% less likely to begin using alcohol; and
    33% less likely to hit someone
     
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