Hi, Mentor. Only 8 school days remaining! If you currently mentor a senior scholar, you might want to check out the short training webinar (details below) all about combating that phenomenon known as summer melt ...especially if your mentee is already suffering from a case of senioritis .
Our Annual Mentor Update online form is ready and we hope you'll take a couple minutes to provide us with your most updated contact information and your plans for serving as a mentor in the 2019-2020 school year. We hope you will consider continuing to mentor your student next year. And for our mentors of graduating seniors, we will be bringing approximately 25 to 30 new freshmen into the program this August. We would love for you to take on one of our new scholars.
We are looking for mentors who can serve the following students:

  • 9th Grade girl at Gulf High School
  • 10th Grade girl at Wendell Krinn Technical High School

We will also need approximately 25 - 30 mentors to serve new students coming into the program at the start of the 2019-2020 school year this August.

If you know of someone that would love an opportunity to change a life over lunch, please contact Mentor Coordinator, Gina Granger, at (813) 794-2134 or via email: ggranger@pascoeducationfoundation.org
All TSIC scholars are required to send a copy of their green Mentor Session Log to their College Readiness Coach on or before Friday, May 17 . Check with them to ensure it is up-to-date.

There will be no school on Monday, May 27 , due to the Memorial Day holiday.

The last day of school for students is Wednesday, May 29th!
Avoiding Summer Melt After High School Graduation

High School Graduation is one of the most exciting times in the lives of students and their families. The future looks bright and college dreams accessible. But did you know that there are an astonishing number of students who walk across the stage at graduation with plans to go to college that never get there? This phenomenon is known as summer melt, and it affects more students than you might believe.  

To find out more about this phenomenon and how you can help your mentee avoid "summer melt" after high school graduation, Marci Poston, Director of Programmatic & Professional Development Services at our Take Stock in Children state office, and Allison Jones, College Completion Coach with our new Take Stock in College initiative, have recorded an optional, up-to-date Mentor Lunch & Learn Webinar on this timely topic. The webinar will take less than 15 minutes of your time.

In the webinar, they will discuss:

  • What is summer melt?
  • Who does it impact?
  • Factors that increase summer melt
  • Strategies to freeze summer melt
  • Mentor Nudge - Encouraging mentees to sign up for Take Stock in College

Click here to access the webinar.
Thank you for logging your sessions after each visit with your mentee! It helps us stay current with our state reporting.
Mentor , you are the heart and soul of our program! Thanks for all you've done for your mentee this year.