Business Mentors May Help Middle Schoolers Stay in School

Thursday, April 26, 2012

We know middle school is when kids run the risk of losing interest in school and falling behind. There is a program that extends the school day for students at a few very low performing middle schools to keep them engaged, with "apprenticeships" led by volunteers who  teach the students how to develop plans for a tech start-up, a sports franchise, or some other business idea they've concocted.

The program was successful at improving attendance and grades in Boston and is beginning to show promise here.


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Rob Kaler from Washington DC


I enjoyed your piece on athletic fields and the lack of lighting. Our organization awards grants for sports lighting and assisted in the original renovation of Pier 40 - would love to discuss.


Aug. 01 2012 09:39 AM
Sean from New York

Citizen Schools New York is doing great things in high-need neighborhoods! Great job CSNY and BWA Staff!

Apr. 27 2012 12:23 PM

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