Three in ten students in the Provo City School District didn’t graduate from high school in 2013. Teens Act is an organization helping more students graduate through personalized mentoring during and after school at Provo and Independence High Schools.
Mentors help students who are struggling academically and financially to improve their grades, graduate, and go to college. The impact they have on students’ lives is tremendous by offering a variety of programs.
Their Student Success Class is an accredited program that helps students increase motivation and self-confidence, improves study skills, and engages students in career exploration. After school tutoring provides additional homework support. And their parent support program allows staff and parents to collaborate for future student success.
Teens Act empowers students to further their education after high school by helping with college applications and financial aid paperwork. The work they do has reduced the number of high school dropouts and increased the number of first generation college students.
SelectHealth recognizes the mentoring resource provided by Teens Act as another example of how Utah Gives Back.
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