We Match At-Risk Students With Mentors
Over the course of 8 months, mentors spend approximately 1 hour each week with their respective students reviewing grades, going over assignments, and assessing strengths and areas for improvement. Our mentors are specially trained and equipped with our proven 24 Talking Points© system and other program materials designed to help students develop healthy self-perception and awareness of the many opportunities that abound in the world around them.
24 Talking Points
Our 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. Here are just a few examples of topics that our mentors discuss with their students:
- SCHOOL. WHY?
- WHAT DOES IT COST TO LIVE?
- GOAL SETTING
- WHO INFLUENCES YOU?
Meet Physical Needs
Students with special circumstances need a little more assistance to succeed academically. 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 to provide assistance offering snacks, school supplies, clothing, hygiene items etc. and connecting students with other community resources that are available.
The majority of students we serve are trying to cope with domestic and emotional hardships on a daily basis in addition to academic struggles. 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.
Once our mentors establish a trust relationship, they use our curriculum to help students think about their futures after high school. Together they plan out and start taking the necessary steps achieve student goals.