“Mentors not only touch someone’s life, they have the potential to touch and change the life of a nation.” --Newsweek
College is a match to be made not a prize to be won. Realizing that college preparation must begin early, Program staff assigns all high school Crosby Scholars in grades 9th & 10th to a volunteer Crosby Scholars Grade Advisor.
Underclassmen scholars meet in groups monthly from December through May led by volunteer Grade Advisors. Each Grade Advisor hosts 4-5 meetings. Grade Advisors share positive personal, social, and educational experiences with their scholars. They help Crosby Scholars achieve their post-secondary goals by leading discussions on grade appropriate topics focused on preparing for the college admissions process. The topics of discussion build a foundation of knowledge that prepares the scholar for his or her senior year. Grade Advisor meetings are held on the high schools’ campuses either during the school day or immediately after school. A handout is distributed at each meeting.