In Fall 2017, the Junior League of Midland partnered with Communities in Schools to create the IMPACT mentoring program. I.M.P.A.C.T. is an acronym standing for Inspiring Mindful Progress in Academics & Community Together. The program targets “at risk” freshman female students with a year-long structured mentoring program. What started at Midland Freshman High School has now expanded to also include Lee Freshmen High School in the Fall of 2018.
Trained Junior League mentors meet bi-weekly with participants to discuss various personal development topics, including stress management/anxiety, safe dating and bullying, appropriate attire for various social situations, cyber safety and etiquette. The program is designed to empower these “at risk” students through engagement and mentorship to continue in school and graduate high school with their peers. It is hoped that the IMPACT mentoring program will help Midland Independent School District achieve its goal of increasing the four-year graduation rate to 95% by 2020.
Lunch is provided for the participants at each meeting.
IMPACT Lee Freshman Chair:
Ellen Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org