In this program model, participants meet once a week in the school environment, to talk and have fun in partner schools. School-Based Mentoring is not a classroom program, and it's not tutoring. Some students do talk with their mentors about their schooling, or do homework, or read together, but it's really all about friendship and guidance.
Evidence shows that School-Based Mentoring reduces absenteeism and makes the kids feel better about themselves. Kids who feel better about themselves do better in school.
School-Based Mentoring has the capacity to reach more young people, requires less supervision and is a less onerous time commitment for volunteers.