Mentoring students towards success

Monday, February 12, 2018

Rural students are less likely to go on to college than their urban peers. This disparity is relevant because those who attend college or post-secondary training tend to earn more money.

Mentoring is one way to address this issue. Studies have shown that young people with positive adult role models are more likely to attend college. The Lingle-Ft. Laramie High School employs formal structures for students to connect with adult advocates.

Each student is assigned to a homeroom with a student to teacher ratio of 1:12. The idea is that homeroom teachers will develop beneficial, long-term relationships with students. The small school setting also encourages more student and teacher interactions, which can help guide students to reach their full potential.

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