Hope Active’s Mentorship Program was established by Raymond Steward II. Mr. Steward is also the founder and Chief Officer for Hope Active. The program is executed under his leadership along with Shonbay Jones, who serves as the Program Director for Hope Active. Raymond, Shonbay & the entire Hope Active team are Certified Mental Health Coach First Responders.
Working in collaboration with local educators, juvenile jail facilities staff, and community leaders, Hope Active offers a mentoring program designed to promote positive outcomes through the provision of continuous support from multiple stakeholders.
Trained mentors work with students who are at risk of disengagement or dropping out of school. Each mentor has a personal stake in their student’s success, and they continuously monitor student progress to provide tailored support where needed.
The Hope Active program model promotes active engagement (both at home and in school) between students and mentors. As a result of this type of “hands-on” approach, teachers have reported improved academic performance among many program participants. Ultimately, we predict increases in the graduation rates of these students.
Through relevant programs, services, and events, Hope Active can reach broad segments of populations within Harris and Galveston Counties.
While several programs fall under the scope of Hope Active’s mandate, our Youth Mentorship Program is recognized as a “core” program designed to protect, guide, and support at-risk youth.
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