Right now, 1 in 3 young people will grow up without a mentor.
A key component of Higher Achievement’s success is our mentoring program. Higher Achievement mentors are role models with varied backgrounds, who work with three to four scholars on a core academic subject (math or reading). Mentors help close the achievement gap, one night a week from October to May. Some mentors even commit to supporting their scholars year after year!
Last august in Richmond, 65 new mentors met their scholars and began working alongside 31 returning mentors – spanning up to 5 years of service. Our best mentors have a desire to help scholars maintain or improve their grades, and are willing to commit to working with the same students year after year to make sure they are on track for success in high school, college, and beyond. Click here to learn more about mentoring from the perspective of a mentor.
In Richmond, we were nearly 100 mentors strong last year. This year we are planning to double the size of our mentor community in order to ensure each scholar has a mentor. We’re asking for your help to become a mentor and spread word throughout the community that closing the achievement gap is possible, one night a week at a time! Click here to apply today!