As a member of the community, you can make a difference in the lives of students, increase graduation rates and help develop Indiana’s future workforce. By becoming a mentor or signing your business or organization up as a member of our College Success Coalition, you directly influence students right here in Indiana—with results you can see.
With a mentor, kids are more likely to graduate from high school. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America reports students who regularly meet with mentors are 52% less likely to skip school. By becoming involved in students’ lives, you help them develop positive attitudes toward school, resulting in a rise in the college-educated workforce. In fact, the Starfish Initiative program in Indianapolis saw 80% of their first class of graduates enroll in college.
If your organization is interested in developing a mentoring program, or enhancing an existing one, check out our free College and Career Success Mentoring Toolkit.
Your area may also have an AmeriCorps VISTA member who serves middle- and high-school 21st Century Scholars. Check out the chart below for your AmeriCorps VISTA’s contact information.