Title

Tutoring, Engaging, Activating, and Mentoring (T.E.A.M)

Location

Room A113

Advisor(s)

Andrea Stuiber; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

1-5-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 11:50 AM

Abstract

In the U.S. there are more than 7 million adolescents (ages 10-19) considered “at-risk”. These students are more likely to fail classes and drop out of school, as well as less likely to attend college. T.E.A.M. is a project designed to provide “at-risk” middle school students with the resources and support they need to succeed academically and in life as they transition to high school and eventually college. Many teenagers in today’s world do not have access to valuable resources to establish a strong foundation. This results in certain areas having higher high school dropout rates than others with access to these resources. Many of these students also do not end up attending college. This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. The “at-risk” students do not get a chance to put their skills to use and do not get the opportunity to tap into their full potential. Our venture handpicks mentors who show proper qualifications and are trained to help these children. Mentors provide advice relating to college and later life, and a support network is established for the students. A curriculum is also designed to give additional practice in school for those who need it. Through T.E.A.M., we strive for a future where the children we mentor walk out motivated to face the challenges posed by college and their future.

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Tutoring, Engaging, Activating, and Mentoring (T.E.A.M)

Room A113

In the U.S. there are more than 7 million adolescents (ages 10-19) considered “at-risk”. These students are more likely to fail classes and drop out of school, as well as less likely to attend college. T.E.A.M. is a project designed to provide “at-risk” middle school students with the resources and support they need to succeed academically and in life as they transition to high school and eventually college. Many teenagers in today’s world do not have access to valuable resources to establish a strong foundation. This results in certain areas having higher high school dropout rates than others with access to these resources. Many of these students also do not end up attending college. This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. The “at-risk” students do not get a chance to put their skills to use and do not get the opportunity to tap into their full potential. Our venture handpicks mentors who show proper qualifications and are trained to help these children. Mentors provide advice relating to college and later life, and a support network is established for the students. A curriculum is also designed to give additional practice in school for those who need it. Through T.E.A.M., we strive for a future where the children we mentor walk out motivated to face the challenges posed by college and their future.