Recruit Elementary Schools
Because school site support is critical, consider launching the program with an initial set of priority elementary schools that can be expanded upon every year, until the program reaches all of the targeted students. These initial schools can help to inspire others to join in later years. Because this program does require support and commitment from the school site, we recommend inviting sites to participate on a voluntary basis rather than mandating their involvement.
Here are some key questions to consider when selecting a school to launch success mentors: