Reach Out Mentoring Model

Mission

To link university students, community, and business mentors with youth to provide educational and career exploration opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.

Goals

  1. Provide a model mentoring program and career resource clearinghouse for Michigan;
  2. Provide academic support for children and tackle the growing achievement gaps;
  3. Provide career exploration opportunities for children with emphasis on science, math, engineering, health, and technology (SMETH) careers;
  4. Provide children, parents, guardians and K–12 staff information about post–high school job training and higher educational opportunities.

Beliefs, Objectives & Rationale

Foundational MRO Beliefs:

Our fundamental mentoring strategy is that both partners develop competence and character by ...

  1. Discovering their gifts, talents, and passions;
  2. Dealing with their personal pain and life struggles;
  3. Becoming effective problem-solvers; and
  4. Determining short- and long-term life goals.

Our objectives particularly aimed at the children and teens we serve:

Rationale for strategies and objectives:

Mentoring—and nothing else—is the answer to unfilled needs that are holding our children back.


Last updated 28 Oct 07

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