Mentor Spotlight: Brianne Solomon

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Brianne Solomon poses with the fresh flowers her Student Success Society members gave her in honor of National #ThankYourMentor Day. “Instead of my students worrying about if they can succeed, I want them to worry about when they will succeed.” That was the response Brianne Solomon, a Student Success Society sponsor at Hannan High School, gave when she was asked … Read More

News Release: West Virginia GEAR UP launches Student Success Society in area high schools

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Originally published on the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s website on January 19, 2017. CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Brenda Smith, a counselor at Westside High School in Wyoming County, has been working with students for more than 30 years. Her experience has taught her that when students feel like they are part of something bigger, they are far more likely … Read More

Article: The Impact of Mentoring

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For young people, having a trusted, caring adult in their corner can mean everything. While this sentence used to be a common-sense assumption, it is now supported by strong research-based evidence. According to the National Mentoring Partnership, at-risk youth1 who have a mentor in their lives experience numerous benefits, like being more likely than their peers to hold leadership roles … Read More