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Welcome


Why Mentor

Dropouts comprise a disproportionate percentage of the nation's prison and death row inmates. About 75% of America's State prison inmates, almost 59% of Federal inmates, and 69% of local jail inmates did not complete high school (Harlow, 2003);

Drop-Out Risk Factors

Teen parenthood;

Substance abuse;

Criminal behaviors;

Lack of self-esteem;

Poor school performance/Grade retention;

Absenteeism;

Discipline problems at school;

Low educational expectations/Lack of plans for education beyond high school;

and Lack of interaction with extracurricular activities.

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Welcome


Why Mentor

Dropouts comprise a disproportionate percentage of the nation's prison and death row inmates. About 75% of America's State prison inmates, almost 59% of Federal inmates, and 69% of local jail inmates did not complete high school (Harlow, 2003);

Drop-Out Risk Factors

Teen parenthood;

Substance abuse;

Criminal behaviors;

Lack of self-esteem;

Poor school performance/Grade retention;

Absenteeism;

Discipline problems at school;

Low educational expectations/Lack of plans for education beyond high school;

and Lack of interaction with extracurricular activities.

Mentoring by a caring adult over a prolonged period of time has been shown in countless academic studies to be effective in combating these risk factors. A number of studies have revealed a correlation between a young person’s involvement in a quality mentoring relationship and positive outcomes in the areas of school, mental health, problem behavior and health (DuBois & Karcher, 2005; Rhodes, 2002; Zimmerman, Bingenheimer & Behrendt, 2005)

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I'M WAITING ON YOU

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I'M WAITING ON YOU

Mission

The A-TEAM is a Discipleship/Mentor program designed to positively impact, influence and encourage "At Risk" students in the following areas: Attendance Articulation Attitude Academics and Aspiration.

NEED = Teens at NORTHWEST PREP ACADEMY lack appropriate adult role models in their lives to assist them with setting constructive life goals and keeping them on a path to achieve them.

SOLUTION = Former Memphis Tiger Detric Golden will identify at risk students and place them on his A-TEAM. While on the A-TEAM Golden will mentor them, assist them in setting life goals, provide inspirational speakers, and support the A-TEAMS' efforts to achieve their goals.

INTENDED RESULTS = The A-TEAM will increase in self-discipline, improve their academic performance, not drop out of school, and avoid engagement in risky behaviors.

 

Join the A-TEAM by donating today. Lets build our youth.