Students with positive, nurturing adult mentors are 52 percent less likely to skip a day of school and are 81 percent more likely to join in sports and extracurricular activities, according to research. Quality mentoring, especially as part of a school-wide effort, can be leveraged as a strategy to improve attendance and boost academic achievement for students, according research conducted in New York.
To help spread the word, our Attendance Awareness Campaign Month Partner MENTOR and Attendance Works have updated their promotional toolkit. The toolkit provides sample mentoring and attendance specific social media messages and newsletter items including:
- Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn posts
- New digital images
Download the promotional toolkit in the AAC Count Us In! Toolkit section with links to resources that can help educators address students who are missing too many days.
MENTOR has also set aside the week of September 16 as Mentoring In Real Life & Attendance Week! By participating in Mentoring In Real Life & Attendance Week you can help increase awareness about how quality mentoring can be leveraged as a strategy to improve attendance and thereby improve academic achievement.
Join us, MENTOR and SchoolHouse Connection for the Mentoring In Real Life Attendance Week Twitter chat on Thursday, September 16 at 2 p.m. ET! We’ll discuss how caring adult relationships can help youth thrive and stay in school. Participate can join in the conversation by using hashtags #MentorIRL and #SchoolEveryDay.