Monterey Peninsula Foundation Grant Targets At-Risk Students at Branciforte and Mission Hill Middle Schools
Our SAMP mentor works closely with counselors, administrators, and teachers to monitor individual student success through detailed metrics that track grades and homework assignments, attendance and individual progress. The mentor assists students in weekly meetings, encouraging dialog about specific struggles they are experiencing, and then creates solutions tailored to that student’s issues. Through the aid of the mentor, students are able to be specific with their struggles—academic or otherwise. Rewards and incentives follow, based on individual needs and interests. Students are showing clear improvements in attendance and academic progress. The program has proven to be an effective intervention tool and the outcomes are encouraging.
We thank the Monterey Peninsula Foundation for recognizing the merits of SAMP and for supporting the program again this year.