Washington Post Highlights Mentors, Inc.

Mentors, Inc. pairs D.C. students with professionals who provide guidance

By Leah Binkovitz, Published: December 7, 2013

When August Valentine transferred from the District’s McKinley Technology High School to Spingarn High School as a sophomore last year, her credits didn’t.  “I was considered a 9.5,” she said. She was not really a freshman, but not quite a sophomore.  In addition to adjusting to a new school and taking a full course load, she also took night classes twice a week for a semester to get back on track. “I was really having a hard time,” she said.  So she went to Mentors Inc. — a nonprofit organization that matches D.C. public and charter high school students with the city’s professionals — to find someone who could give her the encouragement she needed. (Read the full story online at the Washington Post.)