Title

And One Mentoring Program

First Presenter's Institution

North Asheboro Middle School

Second Presenter's Institution

North Asheboro Middle School

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Harborside East & West

Strand #1

Family & Community

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

Home- Family and Community. By creating an in-house mentoring program, North Asheboro Middle School has been able to utilize our staff members to bond with not only individual at risk students, but their families as well. Staff members make home visits, attend extra curricular activities, and maintain contact parents/guardians regarding the social, emotional and academic well being of our students.

Heart- Social and Emotional Skills. NAMS mentors are able to provide social and emotional skills to at risk students, who often times do not have support on this level outside of school. Our motto is "Everyone is a counselor." With a sole school counselor to almost 500 students, it would be impossible to provide this type of advocacy without the entire staff working collaboratively to enhance our student centered environment.

Brief Program Description

The North Asheboro And One Program matches a faculty or staff member with an ask risk student to make a personal connection through a mentoring relationship of support and encouragement. The target audience would be school counselors, administrators, social workers, drop out prevention specialist, and teachers who would be interested in developing an in-house mentoring program.

Summary

The And One Program at NAMS matches an at risk student with a staff member to develop a mentoring relationship beyond the classroom. Staff members meet regularly with students, make home visits, get to know the entire family, personal issues and are involved in academics by communicating regularly with core teachers. They are given suggestions to build and enhance these relationships while getting to know their students. Staff members advocate for their students and are often called in when there are educational or discipline issues. Check in/ check out systems are used for many students, not just those on a behavior plan. Mentors are proactive NOT reactive and base student meetings on positive reinforcement.

Evidence

Research shows that developing a close and personal relationship with at-risk students increases test scores. We have found that not only does it increase test scores, but improves attendance and reduces discipline referrals. In the 3 years this program has been in place, students have exceeded expected growth, attendance levels have gone up and discipline referrals have gone down. This is attributed not only to best practices in teaching, but the personal relationships between staff and students.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Angie Berrier is a school counselor with 6 years experience in secondary education, and 17 years experience in the staffing industry. She has a MS in School Counseling and works with a high risk population.

Candace Call is a 20+ year educator and current Principal with a strong history of turning around at risk schools. She is a veteran of the US Navy an former teacher. Currently she is the administrator at a city school with almost 90% free and reduced lunch.

Keyword Descriptors

mentor, mentoring, relationships, counseling, family, staff, community

Presentation Year

2017

Start Date

3-7-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

3-7-2017 5:30 PM

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And One Mentoring Program

Harborside East & West

The North Asheboro And One Program matches a faculty or staff member with an ask risk student to make a personal connection through a mentoring relationship of support and encouragement. The target audience would be school counselors, administrators, social workers, drop out prevention specialist, and teachers who would be interested in developing an in-house mentoring program.