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J.L. Lomax Elementary and Moody Air Force Base Mentorship Program

This mentorship program began in November 2016 and has since grown to include 19 sets of partnerships between Lomax scholars and their Moody AFB Mentors.

J.L. Lomax scholars come to school excited each day looking forward to their weekly visit from their Moody Mentor. The airmen and women who have partnered with our students eagerly encourage them to work to the best of their abilities, not only academically but also socially and emotionally. Each mentor has worked diligently to develop individualized goals based upon their student’s needs. The kids love working towards those goals so that they can report back to their mentor, and sometimes even receive rewards.

In March, the Moody AFB Mentors were able to host all of the mentees on an exciting field trip to Moody AFB. The students thoroughly enjoyed their hands on experiences, learning about all of the inner-workings that take place on an air force base.  We are delighted to see the impact that these Moody men and women have on our boys and girls. J.L. Lomax Elementary staff and students are very thankful for their service, on and off the base!