WHAT WE DO

We match at-risk students with mentors

Over the course of 8 months, mentors spend approximately one hour each week with their student, reviewing grades and assignments, and using specific talking points and program materials designed to help each student develop a positive and healthy self-perception, and all of the opportunities that abound in the world around them.

Testimony from a mentor……

“My student is doing amazing!! When we first met, he was failing nearly every class and disliked his teachers. Now he is making ALL A’s!! Loves his teachers!! He is trying out for baseball and taking Pre-AP classes and Government next year”

Here are some of the reports we are getting back about former students that not only graduated, but are working hard toward a great future.

  • Working as a mechanic
  • Honor Student at Navarro JC
  • Attending community college
  • Nursing school at Navarro JC
  • Criminal Justice Student at Sam Houston
  • Art student in college
  • Working as a welder Student at a beauty school

Curriculum guide for students and mentors

Here are just a few examples of the 24 Talking Points provided to the mentor to help them in their conversations with their student

  • SCHOOL… WHY?
  • WHAT DOES IT COST TO LIVE?
  • GOAL SETTING
  • WHO INFLUENCES YOU?
  • RESPECT

All 24 Talking Points are designed to move the student to be motivated to graduate from high school. But we also want our students to continue to grow as a person after high school.

Assistance with future plans

All of our students were at-risk of not graduating at one time or another. Using the curriculum, the mentor and student will meet every week to not only continue to direct and guide a student to graduate, but they help them think about a future after high school.

The mentor will go over ideas for the future and then put a plan together for how to get there. Many of our students have never thought about a future, much less, what they are doing after school that day.

Physical Needs Met

Some students need a little more assistance to be a successful student. For some, it may be that they are hungry, need school supplies, etc. We do what we can in-house to help them be the most successful student possible without worrying about the things most of us take for granted. For others, the assistance they need is more than what we can provide in our offices. After evaluations by our school coordinators, we can connect these students to the community and the many programs available for assistance