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  • March Mentor in the Spotlight: Nancy Planalp

    CAP Mentor at: Longfellow Elementary Nancy Planalp Mentor for: 4 years!   Miss Fancy Nancy has been mentoring the same student for 4 years at Longfellow Elementary. Each week Miss Nancy comes in with a smile and a craft, making her student feel so appreciated and cared for. Miss Nancy has an incredibly kind heart,…

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  • March Mentor in the Spotlight: Zach Brown

    CAP Mentor at: Longfellow Elementary Zach Brown Mentor for: 3 years! Zach has been a CAP mentor for the same student for 3 years! Zach is up for just about anything when it comes to spending time with his mentee. He will even head outside on a cold playground to play toxic ball or take…

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  • February Mentor in the Spotlight: Leigh Sturges

    CAP Mentor at: Bozeman High School Leigh Sturges Mentor for: 5 years! Leigh and Jalen have been matched together since 2015. The two of them have formed a friendship built on positivity and support. Leigh shows up to each meeting ready to be present, and each week makes Jalen feel seen and heard. When asked…

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  • January Mentor in the Spotlight: Dan Haydon

    CAP Mentor at: Chief Joseph Middle School Dan Haydon Mentor for: 6 years! Dan has been a CAP Mentor for the same student for 6 years! He and his CAP Student like to take walks around the school to talk about friends, family, and dirt bikes! Over the years, Dan has gotten to know his…

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  • December Mentors in the Spotlight: John Backes & Judie Moor

    CAP Mentor at: Hyalite John Backes Mentor for: 2 years!    John has been with his CAP Student for two years. John has a long history of volunteering and working with children. Before he moved to Bozeman from Seattle he participated in Big Brothers, Big Sisters and other school-based volunteer programs.  Although John says he…

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