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Mentor with Higher Acheivement

October 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - May 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

From HA website:

At Higher Achievement, we call our middle school students “scholars.” Why? Because they are motivated, inspired, and looking to bridge the opportunity gap in their communities. Our scholars enter Higher Achievement with a range of academic performance levels and with varied levels of support inside and outside of their school. But all of our scholars leave our program with a strong belief in our four social justice pillars: voice, freedom, justice, and solidarity. Our organization commitment to these principles drive us to purposefully serve communities that lack opportunity. Our scholar population, with a demographic makeup of 75% African-American and 12% Latino, reflects the communities that we serve.

A key component of Higher Achievement’s success is our mentoring program. Higher Achievement mentors are role models with varied backgrounds. Our mentors are passionate and committed role models who dedicate one night a week to the success of our scholars. Some grew up in the same communities as the scholars they mentor; others grew up in other parts of the country or world. Some live in the city; others commute from the suburbs.

Together, these mentors build a rich community that exposes Higher Achievement scholars to new perspectives and support. Our mentors, in turn, are rewarded with the experience of making a dramatic and clear impact on the lives of young people — and they are connected with a network of hundreds of professionals who are similarly invested in their communities.

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Start:
October 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
End:
May 17 @ 7:30 pm
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Website:
https://higherachievement.org/

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All UMB affiliates