The Bridge to Help Students Establish Personal Goals
Too often, students with unresolved stresses such as family or personal traumas among other issues, may act out displaying anger, substance use, dropping out of school or minimal attendance, incarceration, bullying, etc. Those students like all others have the potential to be successful if they’re given appropriate resources and make the choice to take full advantage of those resources. Unfortunately, most student’s with such stresses are often transferred to alternative school programs without assessing the cause of their behavior and they’re not provided with necessary resources (i.e. counseling, mentoring, academic tutoring, anger management, life skills training, etc) to help them get back on track. As a result of RIM‘s Holistic Mentoring Program and a plan of action which was developed with one of our Mentees, RIM was able to prevent her from being expelled from her alternative school. RIM‘s purpose is to provide her and our other undiscovered girls/mentees with individually (One size does NOT fit all!) tailored resources to help them get back on track. We are a bridge to help them discover and establish their personal goals so they may cross over to finding their own voice and God-given potential.