With the unprecedented crisis, we plan to support Portland Public Schools in order to minimize academic learning loss. Notably, we are filling the gap for parents who suddenly have their children home, but who may still be working themselves. Our staff is working with the parents to provide resources, to provide emotional and academic support, and to customize tutoring for those who need it.
Our staff is also helping middle school students build a study routine, which may include setting them up on Google Hangouts, using the free online learning resource Khan Academy, and completing assignments. Our summer program will keep us connected with our kids throughout the summer to prepare for next year.
All or our efforts incorporate the 7 Pillars that are the guiding principles of our program: respect, goal setting, positivity, integrity, hard-work, leadership and personal responsibility. Through this crisis, and always, our mentors are encouraging students to model these values so they continue to find consistency, self-discipline and resilience in the midst of change.
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