Monthly Archives: December 2010

Mentor Profile: Al Harrington

Al Harrington is a senior analyst for HP. He’s been working there for more than 20 years and has done development, programming, testing, systems support and more. He started “e-mentoring” students in 1996. His wife is a teacher for 5th-7th grade math “which she … Continue reading

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Startling Statistic: 3 in 10 College Freshmen

■ 3 in 10 college freshmen repeat high school classes - Although 80 percent of tenth graders plan to earn a college degree, three in ten college freshmen have to repeat high school courses and nearly half fail to graduate. Source: Strong American … Continue reading

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Mentor Profile: Kendra Yoder

Kendra Yoder is a Systems Engineering Analyst in the department of Quality Assurance at Merck. In her current position for a year and half, she’s been at Merck for 7 years. Her previous position was as an Analytical Chemist. Kendra has been involved … Continue reading

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Startling Statistic: 1.1 Million Students Drop Out

■ 1.1 million students drop out of high school every year – A student drops out of high school every 29 seconds. That’s 1.1 million per year—or 6,000 a day. Source: Strong American Schools Share this:EmailFacebook

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8 Ways Mentors Help Students

TEACHER PERSPECTIVE | by Joan Turek A veteran teacher shares 8 ways the use of outside mentors can assist students inside your classroom to gain personal traction for life beyond school. Because of the experiences my students have had working … Continue reading

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