Katy ISD Partners in Education to Celebrate Mentors at Ties & Tiaras

Katy ISD will celebrate the time, effort and heart of KEYS (Keep Encouraging Youth toward Success) mentors – while supporting KEYS Scholarships – at Ties & Tiaras on Thursday, March 9th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at NOAH’S of Katy. This year’s festivities include honoring the 2017 Mentors of the Year and KEYS Scholarship Sponsors, along with entertainment provided by a stringed ensemble from Tompkins High School. Also joining the event will be the Cinco Ranch High School student artists who created this year’s KEYS scholarship masterpiece.

Every year, Ties & Tiaras recognizes a few individuals who have sustained relationships and dedication to the KEYS program year after year. The Katy ISD 2017 Mentors of the Year and their respective KEYS campuses are Fred Crist, McDonald Junior High; Kevin Drury, Rylander Elementary; James Grima, Wolfe Elementary; Kirsten Hampshire, Seven Lakes High School; Steven Herold, Bear Creek Elementary; Don Mach, Taylor High School; Karen Morey, Hayes Elementary; Donna Ortiz, Cardiff Junior High; and Susan Reilly, Katy High School. Collectively, this group represents 51 years of service to the KEYS program, having mentored a total of 35 students between them.

Since its inception in 2006, the KEYS Scholarship Fund has awarded over $300,000 to graduating KEYS seniors. KEYS is a relationship initiative that matches a caring adult with a student on the brink of success for up to one hour a week, during the school day, during the school year.

To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the “Community” tab at www.katyisd.org or contact Martha Brown at 281-396-2468.