The purpose of our Youth Development Team of mentors is to provide services, support and opportunities for our students that is focused on removing obstacles in the way of their education and helping them thrive in the midst of adversity. Our team structure is designed according to the Response to Intervention Model (RTI), whereby data driven decisions drive our targeted interventions. Our youth work is focused on meeting the students where they are and guiding them through a process of self and social transformation.
Each mentor works with a distinct youth program purposed on wellness, advocacy, college preparedness, work readiness, and motivational support. While we do not have the capacity to enroll every student in these programs, our school still links each student to a mentor for access to the supportive structures offered in the school community.