Founded in 2019, AmeriCorps Mentors for Success (AMS) provides individualized school-based mentoring for students grades 5-12 that are struggling with attendance and social-emotional skills. Mentors strive to build students' feelings of confidence and connectedness to school, which in turn catalyze growth in attendance and academic achievement.
AMS Mentors are trained to provide 1-on-1 and small group mentoring services to students in grades 5-12 with documented attendance challenges. Mentors provide individualized support in critical areas such as career exploration, college readiness, academic tutoring, and social-emotional skill building.
Mentors are paired with a partner school, where they serve 30 hours each week. Each mentor works with a caseload of about 15 students, meeting with each student weekly to set goals, have fun, and provide the resources, empathy, and encouragement every student needs to pursue their dreams and build on their talents
Mentoring programs, like AmeriCorps Mentors for Success, are specifically named in the Ohio Department of Education’s guidance on spending the newly allocated Student Wellness and Success Funding available to public school districts, community schools, joint vocational districts, and STEM schools.
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.
Approximately 75,000 Americans across the country participate in AmeriCorps each year. All of them are tackling different community needs in different ways.
The benefits of service include, but are not limited to:
To learn more, visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps
AmeriCorps Mentors for Success
ESC of Central Ohio
2080 Citygate Drive Columbus, OH 43219
Allyssa Harris, M.S.Ed.Mentors for Success Coordinator-Ohio[email protected]614.542.4177
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