Posted on August 6, 2018
To help pilot Crew Mentors, a new peer mentoring effort with their alumni, as part of their To and Through College Program. Over the past few years, they have successfully piloted and implemented College Crew, in which staff provide intensive supports to their most vulnerable high school graduates in college. Through Crew Mentors, an adaptation of College Crew, they will 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 starting their post-secondary careers. They believe this is a scalable approach through which they can provide direct supports to many more of their alumni than they currently serve – supports that they believe will translate to higher completion rates for their students. Outward Bound Schools has a network of 11 expeditionary learning schools throughout the five Boroughs which they operate in partnership with the NYC Department of Education.