Crossover Academic Mentoring Program Introduction
The Crossover Academic Mentoring Program is aimed at literacy and mathematics development and academic empowerment of students in Indian River County ages eight and above who are at-risk of falling below their grade level and reaching their highest potential. Experience has shown that “students who scored in the highest percentile read the most and had encountered the most words. Likewise, the lowest-performing students in the class not only read the very least but also encountered a minimal amount of words” (The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades, Boushey & Moser). Crossover Mission is developed and designed in cooperation with principals and educators from the School District of Indian River County, and in particular, those schools and personnel which directly impact the Crossover student population.
What is Academic Mentoring?
Goals of Academic Mentoring
Roles and Expectations of Academic Mentors
Code of Conduct with Youth and Children (Youth)
Policies for Working with Youth
Program Guidelines and Rules
Safety and Evacuation Procedures
Thank you for your attention to the material in this guide. We appreciate your time and adherence to these important guidelines. Most of all, we appreciate your willingness to help mold precious lives. Please fill out and sign the acknowledgement below and submit.
Academic Mentor Acknowledgement and Agreement
I have read the Crossover Academic Mentoring Program Training Guide and understand the guidelines as outlined. I agree, to the best of my abilities, to serve as a volunteer for the Crossover Mission, Inc. academic mentoring program and will abide by the rules as stated in the Guide.