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Headwaters Mentor Project

Headwaters Mentor Project Poster

The Headwaters Mentor Project is a part of the AmeriCorps Retention Project, a Washington Campus Compact program designed to garner student interest in college, particularly amongst populations of students at risk of dropping out of school.

The Headwaters Mentor Project serves two populations of students: Local middle school students and Green River Basic Skills students. Our program contains two components tailored to the issues and concerns facing the populations that we will be working with. The first component of our program aims to help students learn as much as possible about college requirements, financial aid, degree planning, and career development. The second provides academic students in college with the opportunity to volunteer and help make a difference in the lives of others as mentors.

 

Forms

Winter quarter mentor applications are due Tuesday, January 24th, by 5:00 p.m.

Basic Skills Mentoring

Our Basic Skills mentors work with the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) students at Green River. Students participating in our mentoring program receive one-on-one guidance and advice for navigating the transition from basic skills to college-level courses. During our "Families for Successful Futures" series, we also host family-friendly quarterly workshops focusing on different aspects of the college-planning process.

    Meghan Obom

    Middle School Mentoring

    Our middle school mentors work with students after school on two local middle school campuses to target students who are at risk of dropping out of school in the future. These students are paired with mentors to guide and encourage them to continue the advancement of their education. The program has a strong emphasis on college awareness and career exploration. Students and mentors participate in college and career-themed activities geared at enlightening students about how to make their dreams of college a reality.

    Deljuan Gibson

    Past Headwaters Mentor Coordinators

    Basic Skills Mentoring

    Meghan Obom

    Middle School Mentoring

    Our middle school mentors work with students after school on two local middle school campuses to target students who are at risk of dropping out of school in the future. These students are paired with mentors to guide and encourage them to continue the advancement of their education. The program has a strong emphasis on college awareness and career exploration. Students and mentors participate in college and career-themed activities geared at enlightening students about how to make their dreams of college a reality.

    Brianne Rokey