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The Mayor’s Office of Education Initiatives and the Houston Public Library are partnering together with the Graduation Game Plan mentor program.  This free program connects students to resources that help prepare them to achieve their academic and career goals. Mentors meet with a small group of students for an hour and a half a week for four consecutive weeks. The Spring 2014 program will begin this March 24, 2014 and lasts until April 17, 2014.

Students who participate will receive guidance and support to graduate high school, prepare for life after high school, acquire the workforce skills they need, and manage their time effectively.  Working with mentors and the resources made available through our program, students create short-term and long-term education and career goals. To participate in the Graduation Game Plan mentor program, sign up at one of the libraries listed below.

Volunteers will be provided with resource materials to guide a small group of students through the basic steps of high school graduation and preparing for college and/or careers.  Any adult who is interested in helping Houston students prepare for their futures are encouraged to become a mentor. Spanish and bilingual speakers are needed at many locations around the City. Learn more or sign up to become a mentor here.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COLLABORATING WITH OUR OFFICE TO BRING THE GRADUATION GAME PLAN MENTOR PROGRAM TO YOUR SCHOOL OR ORGANIZATION, PLEASE CONTACT US USING THE INFORMATION LISTED BELOW.

SPRING 2014 LOCATIONS:

Park Place Regional Library: 8145 Park Place Boulevard Houston 77017 Mondays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (March 24, March 31, April 7 and April 14)

Carnegie Neighborhood Library: 1050 Quitman Street Houston 77009 Mondays, 3:30 -5:00 p.m. (March 24, March 31, April 7 and April 14)

McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library: 7405 Stella Link Road Houston 77025 Mondays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (March 24, March 31, April 7 and April 14)

Smith Neighborhood Library: 3624 Scott Street Houston 77004 Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (March 27, April 3, April 10 and April 17)

Stanaker Neighborhood Library: 611 S-Sgt. Macario Garcia Drive Houston 77011 Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (March 25, April 1, April 8 and April 15)

To volunteer, sign up at:

http://www.houstontx.gov/education/mentor/index.html

 For more information or to place your child on the participants list, contact:

Corey Humphrey, Office of Education Initiatives

Corey.Humphrey@houstontx.gov 832.393.0900 (office)

or

Aarik Mickens-Dessaso, Office of Education Initiatives at

Aarik.Mickens-Dessaso@houstontx.gov or 832.393.0993 (office)

 

The “After School Zone with the Graduation Game Plan” Mentor Program is a partnership between the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods and the Houston Public Library.

To learn more about the Office of Education Initiatives, visit www.houstontx.gov/education

To learn more about the Department of Neighborhoods, visit www.houstontx.gov/neighborhoods

Additional volunteer opportunities in the City of Houston can be found at www.houstonservice.org

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