Written By: Janie W.
According to the IDRA Attrition Study, 2021-2022, Texas schools are losing 1 out of every 5 students for graduation – which translates to losing 10 students per hour. Although the overall high school attrition rate in Texas public schools continues to decline, there are still a lot of students at-risk of not graduating high school.
At SOS, we believe every child matters! This is why we met with counselors, teachers and principals and heard from each one of how they need a mentor program for their at-risk students but have no way to add this to their curriculum. So we did some homework and have put in place a mentor program for elementary school students. With hundreds of activity-based lessons covering more than 30 critical social and emotional skills, students learn:
- How to communicate effectively
- How to make informed decisions
- How to set and achieve goals
- How to resolve conflicts/solve problems
- How to respect one another
- And More!
A report by Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates states that while mentoring is needed and wanted by young people to help them stay on the path to high school graduation, college success, and productive adulthood, a significant mentoring gap exists in America, especially for at-risk youth. More than 1 in 3 children never had an adult mentor of any kind while they were growing up. In order to close the mentoring gap, additional adult mentors must join the effort to meet their needs each year.
How Can You Help?
At SOS we have a great opportunity where you can jump in and help kiddos in Keller ISD. We know the importance of your time and investment which is why we are committed to giving you the tools you need to be a successful mentor. With this organized and detailed curriculum, you can help shape and mold their decisions to be successful. Here’s what to expect:
- Full training (1 hour) on the curriculum plan for the semester
- All the materials needed for each lesson
- A commitment of 1 Day/ Week (45 min per week)
- Support from the SOS International Team
Invest in their education, in their future. Be A Champion and change their world! Sign up today!