Our oldest RISE students are ready to begin the Launch Program, for College and Career Preparation, in the fall of 2019.
Each student will complete a Strategic Plan documenting their post-secondary goals, the steps needed to meet those goals, and solutions to predicted obstacles along the way. With high expectations and high accountability, there must be high support- support from their parents, Launch staff, and … a mentor.
Each student will be paired with a professional-adult mentor, to encourage them throughout their two year path to College and Career. Mentors will be part of the Strategic Planning process and hold Launch students accountable for following his/her Plan (meeting benchmarks, registering for SAT’s, completing needed applications, etc.). Mentors also join them and their parents at a workshop once per month, and debrief as a team about the workshop content, and next steps if required. Between monthly meetings, mentors check in and encourage their student along the way.
If you are interested in becoming a Launch Mentor, and helping a student with great potential and ambition to achieve a brighter future, please contact Niki Goodson at Niki@ALHjr.org.