Who are the mentors?
AmeriCorps members will serve as school-based mentors to middle and high school students.
What is the cost for a district or school to participate?
The district/school match amount is $6,000 per mentor. The grant covers all other costs.
What students are eligible to have a school-based mentor?
Eligible students are those with poor attendance.
What are the targeted outcomes of the program?
The targeted outcomes include increased attendance, improved academic performance and increased social-emotional skills.
When and for how long will the mentors serve?
Mentors will serve 30 hours per week from September through June (total of 900 hours of AmeriCorps service).
What training do the mentors have?
Mentors will be trained in mentoring practices, trauma-informed care, growth mindset, cultural competency, positive behavior supports and more.
What caseload may each mentor have?
Each mentor may have a caseload of approximately 10-15 students at a time.