WHO WE SERVE

AT-RISK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Mentors Care targets underserved high schools in areas where the unique needs of at risk students are all too often overlooked or neglected, and find little or no social services to help support their academic studies.

WHY ONLY HIGH SCHOOL?

Mentors Care is unique in that we serve as a mentoring program for high school students. Most mentoring programs for high school students will fail or will not grow to reach the need of an ever-growing population of at-risk high school students

Mentors Care is honored to watch a large number of our graduated students continue to further their education or to become viable employees in the work force understanding hard work and dedication.

WHY DO WE NEED MENTORING PROGRAMS?

Some may say, “We really do not have an issue with at-risk students in our community”. But the reality is, there are at-risk students in every community.

The definition of an “at-risk”student as defined by The National Center for Education Statistics list the following factors…..

…..Low socioeconomic status, living in a single-parent home, changing schools at non-traditional times, below-average grades in middle school, being held back in school through grade retention, having older siblings who left high school before completion, negative peer pressure

An at -risk student can be a student failing in classes, socially going down a wrong road, absent from school excessively or a struggling home life.

Each student will first be interviewed by the coordinator and have a returned signed parent permission form. Referrals for students for the program can come from school counselors, assistant principals & teachers.