At ASPIRE, mentors work directly with a caseload of high school students in and out of school in order to provide them with a positive role model and help them find the support needed to maximize their academic progress.
The role of an ASPIRE mentor is a combination of ‘mentor’, ‘advocate’, and ‘case manager’ with the primary goal of keeping education the focus for students and their families. Mentors work closely with each student’s parents and teachers to carefully monitor their child’s progress and identify any obstacles that may originate from school or from home.
Mentors maintain a constant presence in their student’s life, ranging from daily conversations and homework help (a minimum of once per week) to outside educational activities intended to spark the student’s interests. They also attend all school meetings that pertain to their students as an advocate for their students and a liaison between home and school.
The mentor’s primary functions are to:
We all must work together for the well-being of our youth. By mentoring one of LEAP Academy’s 9th grade students, you can make a world of difference as a positive and powerful influence in helping them stay in school and reach their full potential in life.