Mentoring and Coaching programs
Through repeated failures in the classroom and the development of destructive habits, at-risk learners have lost faith in the possibilities that await them if they are successful in putting their lives together. To accomplish this goal, learners must be in a caring inclusive learning environment that promotes their best effort and reinforces personal respect.
ICT Global Link design programs that are in direct response to the growing number of learners who are falling through the cracks at school. The goal of the programs is to identify learners having a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same; Empower learners to make positive changes in their lives.
ICT Global Link focuses primarily on middle school learners. In developing countries, 50% of the school-aged learners account for middle school students. This age group is in its developmental stage and particularly important to be taken care of; therefore it is high time for ICT Global Link to implement it mentoring program.
ICT Global Link mentoring programs pair learners with mentors for 3 to 4 months. During this period, the two participate in weekly planned activities to strengthen their relationship and improve the learner’s confidence and hope. Mentors receive continuous training throughout the year and participate in monthly meetings to report their mentees’ progress.
ICT Global Link has setup three distinct mentoring programs:
Trailblazers: Trailblazers is the central program of ICT Global Link. At risk middle school students and their mentors participate in a structured program of support.
Turnaround: Turnaround focuses on students who are chronically suspended from middle and high schools.
Lunch Friends: Lunch Friends works with children from local elementary schools.
Over time, ICT Global Link will create learning environment that will be an invaluable resource to young people, aspiring mentors and the community at large.