Marion Mentors 21 Program

Elgin Local Schools has partnered with the Marion Family YMCA and their Marion Mentors program. 

Marion Mentors 21 is a program powered by the collaborative efforts of the Marion Family YMCA, Elgin Local Schools, Ridgedale Local Schools, Marion City Schools, Marion County Boys and Girls Club, Marion’s United Way, Members of Marion’s Faith Based Community, Nucor Steel and other community organizations. The purpose of the program is to support the development of one-to-one relationships between a volunteer adult role model and a student. This unique relationship provides support and encouragement, and can help a young person develop the academic, social, personal, and leadership skills to foster success in their future. The MM 21 Program is an effective way to improve the student’s self esteem, expand their vision of opportunities, and reinforce the Leader In Me concepts presented to every student in the Marion City Schools. Marion Mentors is a program of the Marion Family YMCA.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer mentor please contact EMS/EHS Assistant Principal Derrick Purtee at (740) 223-4300 or EES/EMS Guidance Counselor Kristin Dyer at (740) 223-4301.  You can also contact the YMCA directly to volunteer.

Information about the program and volunteering can be found at, or by calling (740) 725-9622 or emailing


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Elgin Local Schools
1239 Keener Road South  
Marion, OH 43302

Phone:  740.382.1101  
Fax: 740.382.1672