Mentor training aims at 21st Century Scholars graduation rates

2013-10-30T12:50:00Z 2013-10-30T17:56:17Z Mentor training aims at 21st Century Scholars graduation ratesTimes Staff
October 30, 2013 12:50 pm  • 

GARY | More than 100,000 Indiana students participate in the 21st Century Scholars program, but while these students graduate high school and attend college at a higher rate than Hoosiers overall, just slightly more than one in 10 students in the program graduate from college on time, according to a study by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Data from ICHE also shows that only three in 10 earn a degree at all.

In an effort to help those who mentor students in the 21st Century Scholars Program better equip these students for success, the Indiana Youth Institute, Urban Reach in Gary and Communities in Schools of Lake County in East Chicago are hosting a free workshop, “Strengthening the Transition and Persistence of 21st Century Scholars in Postsecondary Environments.”

The training will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Hospitality Room at The Rock Church, 5400 W. 29th St., Gary. Parking is free and plentiful.

The workshop is free, but reservations are required by noon Wednesday. To RSVP, contact Kristan Casas at or (219) 844-8672, ext. 13.

The workshop will explore how to help scholars with study skills, time management, adjusting to campus life, financial literacy and accessing campus resources.

This training is designed for mentors whose scholars are high school seniors or already enrolled in college.

For more information on this mentor training, contact IYI Indiana Mentoring Partnership Program Manager Tim Clark at or (866) 876-6904.

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