Every successful individual can recall one significant individual that changed the course of their life—an individual that exposed them to limitless potentialities and taught them to dream beyond the boundaries of their current circumstance.
The Invictus Career Mentoring program facilitates mentoring relationships between students in Grades 3-5 and professionals throughout the community. This program provides elementary-aged children with the opportunity to develop purpose, hope, and a vision for their future despite their present circumstances.
Our program offers exposure, guidance, and support to children in low-income communities. Children in our program are given the opportunity to engage in a variety of careers during the early childhood years. Students in Grades 3-5 from Title I schools are carefully paired with professionals in careers that reflect the strengths or interests of the students. With this program, we expect to see an increase in student achievement as students began to focus on their future aspirations; thus instilling hope, pride, and a sense of purpose.
Mentors are asked to make a minimum of 9 points of contacts with their mentee throughout the school year. This includes: 3 visits to the mentees school, 3 visits at work from the mentee, and three after-school/weekend outings.
Why are career mentors needed in Title I Elementary Schools?*
• Living in poverty during early childhood is associated with lower than average rates of school completion.
o Only 63.8% of economically disadvantaged students in the state of Georgia graduated from High School in 2013.
o 14% of students of low socioeconomic status attained a Bachelor’s degree or higher within 8 years of high school graduation.
If you are interested in becoming a career mentor, please fill out the contact form below: