• Project Optimism Mentoring Program


    The Project Optimism Mentoring Sessions (POMS) program is a year-long series of weekly mentorship workshops for 4th & 5th grade students. We see all students as scholars and know that all are able and willing to learn. Our program provides access to college aged mentors to enhance students’ academic achievement, and their social & emotional well-being.


    Program Components:

    • Community Building Activities
    • Themed workshops focused on creating healthy and productive life habits
    • Field Trips to local high schools and businesses
    • Community Service days
    • Support to foster communication between students, parents/caregivers, and school site officials


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     students standing in front of painted wall ball   project optimism mentors talking with students

    mentor talking with two students

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    mentors and students making a poster   mentors and kids with Principal Scholtes playing four square