High school graduation and college enrollment have been the main objective of our mentoring intervention. At the 30th anniversary of Mentors, Inc.'s founding, we've reinvented our program to a focus on career technical exploration and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) during the student's mentoring year. Our teens achieve the following results because of caring volunteers who carry out our research-based program model:
- At least 90% of our seniors graduate from high school, compared to 70% of their D.C. peers.
- At least 80% of our seniors enroll in college, compared to 29% of their D.C. peers, or as few as 5% from the higher-need wards of the city.
- Our 8th graders are more likely to make it through the 9th grade high school transition than their peers locally and nationally.
- NEW! Our students gain career and STEM exploration, which research shows increases STEM interest and school performance.