More Caps and Gowns Mentoring Program at RAMS
The GSD, the Erie Together and Penn State Behrend have come together to provide a mentoring program for sixth graders at RAMS. Our current goal for the program is to improve academic, behavioral and social behaviors with these particular students by making a connection with a caring adult. The long term goal is to increase HS graduation rates and for students to continue their educational pathways after High School.
Numerous studies and research have proven that sometimes it only takes one caring adult to make a positive impact on a child’s future. If a student has more than one caring adult in their life the chances of success dramatically increase. We are looking for community members to act as mentors to students at RAMS.
2016 – 2017 Rice Avenue Middle School Mentoring Program
Life skills and making a connection between mentee and mentor are the focus points. The life skills of listening, empathy, attitude, dependability, effort and respect are topics of discussion during our weekly group sessions and during the one to one time between mentee and community mentor.
Here’s a quick link about our mentoring program.