“Mentors not only touch someone’s life, they have the potential to touch and change the life of a nation.” --Newsweek
College is a match to be made not a prize to be won. Realizing that college preparation must begin early, Program staff assigns all high school Crosby Scholars in grades 9 and 10 to a volunteer Crosby Scholars Grade Advisor.
Beginning in their second semester, 9th and 10th grade Scholars meet in groups monthly that are led by volunteer Grade Advisors. Each Grade Advisor hosts five meetings. Grade Advisors share positive personal, social, and educational experiences with their scholars. They help Crosby Scholars achieve their post-secondary goals by leading discussions on grade appropriate topics focused on preparing for the college admissions process. The topics of discussion build a foundation of knowledge that prepares the scholar for his or her senior year. Grade Advisor meetings are held after school on the high schools’ campuses. A handout is distributed at the first four meetings.
Advisors working in the schools must undergo the screening process for volunteers used by the school district before beginning the meetings.