The Éxito Program provides additional supports to New American youth and families in Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Designed by the Integration of International Families A-Team, Éxito provides an opportunity for caring, invested bilingual (English/Spanish) adults in our community to build relationships with students who. Éxito mentors provide accountability and support to help students navigate school, increase their sense of belonging, and increase their school attendance.
HOW ÉXITO WORKS
Éxito sessions will occur in the 2018-19 school year during students’ lunchtime (11:35am-12:35 pm) on the following dates: Oct. 23, Nov. 27, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, & March 21.
Volunteer mentors are paired with 2-4 sophomores at Overton High School for one hour each month. Guest speakers and translator/ interpreters are utilized based on need and availability.
TOPICS DISCUSSED IN ÉXITO
- Importance of school attendance
- Resources available to students
College & Career Readiness
- Career & College Exploration
- High School Graduation Requirements
- Importance of high school and post-secondary
Personal Growth & Leadership
- Goal setting & time management
- Communication skills
- Self awareness & advocacy
- Understanding GPAs and Transcripts
- High School Courses
Positive Adult Relationships
- Cultural Commonalities
- How to handle difficult situations such as bullying, embarrassment, etc.
Increase students’ knowledge of available school resources
Increase students’ perception of the importance of attendance
Increase students’ ability to navigate the school system at pilot site
Increase school engagement or use of school resources
Families’ sense of connectedness to the school
Increase College & Career Readiness
Improve School Culture & Climate
Follow up with ITP Respondents