Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mentoring Program for At-Risk Students Gaining Momentum

Stamford (Stamford, CT) March 1, 2011

"Jack Bryant, president of the Stamford chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), has a goal of recruiting 100 mentors for Stamford Public School students by this fall.
By the start of the 2011 school year, Bryant wants every at-risk student below proficiency level in grades six and nine to be paired up with a mentor from the community to meet once each week. If it seems a bit ambitious, the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) doesn’t seem too worried.
'Jack can move mountains,' said Susan Rigano, executive director of SPEF. 'If he says 100 people, he will get at least that.'" Read More

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