In our classrooms are 2-3 adult mentors, carefully matched with twelve middle school students (ages 11-14), meet weekly during the after-school (3:00 pm- 5:00 pm) hours for a school calendar year at one of LATM’s middle school sites.
In the TeamWorks program mentors work together in teams of 2-3 adult mentors ranging from a teacher, college student or community mentor and then matched with twelve middle school youth.
Teacher: Builds on existing student relationships and serves as a constant presence for youth. College Student: Makes higher education a more tangible reality and serves as valuable role model. Community Mentor: Provides perspectives on life and career experiences expanding youth's horizons beyond their immediate environments (after-school 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm) and utilize an interactive curriculum designed specifically to meet the social-emotional needs of adolescent youth. While working through concepts such as building self-esteem, conflict resolution, team building, financial literacy, growth-mindset, etc. youth and mentors are working together building meaningful and life changing relationships.