We match at-risk students with mentors
Over the course of 8 months, mentors spend approximately 1 hour each week with their student, reviewing grades and assignments. Our mentors are specially trained and equipped with our proven 24 Talking Points© and other program materials designed to help students develop a positive, healthy self-perception and awareness of the many 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”
Our students take control of their lives & move toward better futures!
- Working as a mechanic
- Honor Student at Navarro Junior College
- Attending community college
- Nursing school at Navarro Junior College
- Criminal Justice Student at Sam Houston
- Art student in college
- Working as a welder Student at a beauty school
- Serving in the Armed Forces
Curriculum guide for students and mentors
Here are just a few examples of our proven 24 Talking Points© provided to help mentors in their conversations with their respective students:
- SCHOOL. WHY?
- WHAT DOES IT COST TO LIVE?
- GOAL SETTING
- WHO INFLUENCES YOU?
All 24 talking points are designed to motivate students to graduate from high school. But we also help our students develop lifelong patterns of personal-growth that will benefit them all their lives.
Assistance with future plans
All of our students were at-risk of not graduating at one time or another. Using the curriculum, our mentors meet every week with their respective students directing and guiding them toward graduation. They also help students think about the future after high school.
Our mentors help students identify their individual desires for the future. Then together, they plan out and start taking the necessary steps. The majority of students we serve are trying to cope with domestic hardships on a daily basis in addition to their academic struggles at school. Some of them don’t even know where they will sleep at night or if they will get a meal after school, much less, what they will be doing 10 years after graduation.
Physical Needs Met
Students with special circumstances need a little more assistance to be successful students. For some, it may be that they are hungry, need school supplies, etc. In those instances, our on-campus staff (and mentors) do whatever they can on-site to help by offering snacks and school supplies and, sometimes, getting students connected with any available community programs designed to assist youths with special needs overreaching our program’s academics and social-emotional learning specialties.