The Graduation Coaches program, sponsored by AchieveMpls, is a one-on-one
mentorship that helps all Minneapolis Public Schools' students graduate high school and be ready for college and a career. This is an opportunity to truly connect with a student and provide meaningful guidance to approach the next educational career stage.
Volunteer Graduation Coaches are matched with a high school student and meet once per month during the school day. Together, through a structured curriculum, they focus on building the internal skills necessary to be successful, such as self-awareness, goal-setting, stress management and self-advocacy. Rationale Research shows that a consistent relationship with a supportive adult is the most important factor in the success of a young person. With only 54% of Minneapolis students graduating in four years, there are many students in need of additional support. By pairing each student with a Coach uniquely focused on his/her strengths and challenges, the Graduation Coaches program ensures that all students have the support they need to graduate and succeed in college and a career. It is not until all students are successful that our community is
successful. Impact students are more prepared and on track for college and a career. Coaches develop a rewarding relationship with a student and are able to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in a student's life.This is an opportunity to be in at the beginning of a city-wide mentoring initiative.
A Graduation Coaches Launch will take place Tuesday, June 24, 5:30 - 7 pm at Cowles Center. Meet current coaches & sponsors over hors d'oeuvres and learn more about the program. Contact email@example.com for your invitation, or simply to express interest for a follow-up contact.
The University of Minnesota Retiree Association and University Retirees Volunteer Center approves of this project.
Alan L. Kagan
Prof. Emeritus, Ethnomusicology
University Retirees Volunteer Center
University of Minnesota