Posted on February 4, 2021
To help continue the roll out of a new tier of their To & Through College program, Crew Mentors. Over the past few years, they have successfully piloted and implemented College Crew, in which staff provides intensive supports to their most vulnerable high school graduates in college. Through Crew Mentors, a refinement of College Crew, they instead select, train, and support a group of their high school graduates currently enrolled in college to provide peer-mentoring support to a broader universe of students just beginning their post-secondary careers. They believe that this effort is an important and scalable endeavor through which they can better provide direct supports to many more of their alumni than they currently serve – supports that they believe will translate to higher college completion rates for their alumni. They will grow the program from two Crew Mentors with 25 students each to four Crew Mentors this year. NYC Outward Bound Schools has a network of 13 expeditionary learning schools throughout NYC’s five Boroughs which they operate in partnership with the Department of Education.