Mentorship Spotlight: Jesse Lange

Jesse Lange

In celebration of National Mentorship Month, Kansas City Public Schools is highlighting the tremendous people who volunteer their time every week to be a positive role model in the lives of our students.

Mentor: Jesse Lange

Occupation:  Senior Planner, KCPS

School: Gladstone Elementary School and Garfield Elementary School

Mentorship programSuccess Mentors at Gladstone, Lead to Read at Garfield.  It’s Jesse’s first year as a Success Mentor and his fourth year as a Lead to Read volunteer.

Why are you serving as a mentor?

“I love working with kids and seeing them make progress! I spend most of my days at the KCPS central office, so I really enjoy being able to get out into the schools and interact with students. The mentor programs allow me to develop strong relationships with students and support academic achievement.”

Learn more about how to become a KCPS mentor by visiting