We believe in a holistic approach that develops and maintains strong relationships between student and mentor participants enabling a complete support network. The eight-year curriculum schedule is designed to incorporate developmentally appropriate activities, while simultaneously exposing students to new experiences and academic enrichment.  The ultimate goal of the program is to improve student academic and behavioral outcomes through the guidance and encouragement of a volunteer mentor.

Personalized academic assistance programs:

a learning climate focused on student needs and development; a personalized learning environment designed to identify and support the needs of students.

Accountable mentors:

mentors and mentee must work together to articulate a shared vision and to define accountability at each level; mentors actively connect students with resources, guidance, and information needed to make decisions about course-taking, post-secondary education, and career pathways.

Engaged communities and students:

creating a sense of collective responsibility for all students’ achievement with all members of the strategic partnerships and family.

Integrated system of high standards, collaboration, assessments, and support:

assessments and supports provide a critical foundation for high school transition; each scholar must agree and commit to a mandate describing common expectations for all students, which clearly communicates parameters for success in each successive year of school and outlines how students will learn, be assessed, and receive support.