Kansas City, Sept. 27, 2017: Kansas City Public Schools will kick-off its new Success Mentors program during a Fall 2017 Match Day event from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Central Academy of Excellence, which is located 3221 Indiana Ave. in Kansas City, Mo.
The Success Mentors program recruits volunteers from the community who serve as motivators, problem solvers, connectors and advocates for KCPS students. The Match Day event will include a welcome reception, a presentation and testimonials about the program and an opportunity for students and mentors to meet each other for the first time.
The program is part of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, started in 2014 by then-President Barack Obama to help address chronic absenteeism in public schools. Success Mentors commit to regularly meeting with students over the course of the school year in order to form supportive relationships, celebrate students’ strengths, promote attendance and connect students with resources to help them thrive.
For more information about the program and to learn how to become a Success Mentor, visit www.kcpublicschools.org/mentoring.