01.30.2018

MENTOR: Q&A with Check & Connect Mentor of Foster Youth

I recently interviewed Emma Dixon, a Check & Connect mentor at Treehouse, a Seattle-based nonprofit serving 7,000 children in foster care statewide. They’ve been implementing Check & Connect — an evidence-based student engagement intervention developed here at the University of Minnesota in the 1990s — since 2013 to help foster youth graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers. Less than half of foster youth graduate, and Treehouse is helping close the gap through its Graduation Success program, and Check & Connect is a big part of that success. Read More >>

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