Members of the 100 work with at risk youth who are on the cusp of failure, they suffer with academic, truancy and behavioral issues. 100 members work with these young men to identify the barriers that are causing them to not be successful in school, home or their community. This process utilizes a lot of activities and exercises.
The program goal is to improve overall attendance, school morale and inspire them in the area of academia. To help them see the importance and need for education as well as create an excitement for a promising future in spite of the way things may appear.
By being a program that takes place during or after school hours we can be there to support the learning process and act as a behavioral modifier. We will be an in-school support system that can also be utilized as an alternative to office or detention referrals. This program targets 9-12 grade students.
The Extreme Mentoring program is held weekly at local Cleveland Metropolitan School District high schools. Each week we work with the same group of students at a particular high school. We do this to reinforce the practices and principals of the program, where we utilize the LIME curriculum. We also work in conjunction with other school or afterschool programs that offer a different service but that will enhance the learning experience for the youth and create a holistic and cohesive approach to fulfilling the agenda of the school. The students are also given Evaluation- Surveys and pre/post testing.
- A. Selection Process
The Program Director for the Extreme Mentoring program and his team meet with guidance counselor and or social workers within CMSD schools to identify students that are at or below a 2.0 gpa and are at risk of failing due to grades, attendance and behavioral issues.
- B. Life Skills Component
This component is Key to the success of the program. The issues that are affecting African American youth must be addressed to ensure that our program objectives are achieved. Interaction with members of the 100 will give these students positive role models and demonstrate the importance of staying in school and pursuing higher education. The students learn to understand “it’s not where you come from but what you have made of yourself and where you’re going.”
Mentoring, Health & Wellness, Education