Parent Mentors, mainly Latina and Black mothers, help fill persistent equity gaps by volunteering in classrooms for 2 hours/day for at least 100 hours. The Parent Mentors are supported by weekly training on classroom instructional practices and leadership training. As a result, they support each other to pursue their goals and unite the school community for long-term change.
So that… every child has the love and support they need in the classroom
So that… every family has ladders of opportunity and webs of support to realize their dreams
So that… every school and community organization respects and uplifts the talent, wisdom, and leadership of parents—especially women of color who have been most impacted by social inequality
So that… person by person, school by school, community by community, we create the space for personal and collective liberation.
" I joined this program so I can help those students with special needs who may have not been observed before.."
" This program interested me because I have always dreamed of working in a classroom setting. Taking this opportunity to pursue my goal in becoming a teachers aid. "
"I took this opportunity to be able to be a role model to my daughter by demonstrating that there is more opportunities to grow and be more than a stay home mom"
"I saw this as an opportunity to get out of my everyday house wife routine and a chance for me to help others"
"I joined this program because I felt like that would help me to gain more knowledge in the educational area."
" I took this opportunity to learn how to help my daughter with school expectations."
Parent Mentor Program Coordinator
Parent Mentor Program Organizer
Student created a song to dedicate to the parent mentors
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