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AmeriCorps Mentors for Success | School-Based Mentors for Middle & High School Students


AmeriCorps Mentors for Success

The ESC of Central Ohio has been awarded a grant through ServeOhio supporting AmeriCorps members as school-based mentors for Central Ohio middle and high school students with poor attendance during the 2019-20 school year. Mentors will receive extensive training through the ESC and will serve schools 30 hours per week from September 2019 through June 2020.

To participate, districts/schools would be required to pay $6,000 per mentor as a grant match.

We anticipate placing a total of 20 mentors throughout Central Ohio next school year. If interested in having mentors in your district or school, please contact Sean Noe at Sean.Noe@escco.org or 614-542-4173.

Additional Information

Who are the mentors?

AmeriCorps members (age 18-28) 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 2019 through June 2020 (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.

Please contact Sean.Noe@escco.org for more information.