What is lead?
LEAD (Letting Everyone Achieve Dreams) is a non-profit mentorship program for at-risk middle school students in Houston. Houston is ranked 5th in having the highest high school dropout rate among America's 50 largest cities with a little over 45% of Houston ISD students identified as at-risk of dropping out of school. Through their character curriculum and mentorship program, LEAD hopes to eliminate Harris County's 9th grade dropout rate by instilling in their students the drive and determination to never give up, build a better life for themselves, and become leaders in their community.
We, as Terry Scholars, have been given a very special gift. We have been given the chance to study at some of the best public universities in Texas and graduate near/or completely debt-free. However, we might not be here if it weren't for those who mentored us at an early age. As a LEAD mentor, you have the opportunity to impact the lives of middle school students and empower them to achieve their dreams. If you have the desire to impact someone's life in a positive way, please consider becoming a LEAD mentor.
Listed below are the requirements to be a LEAD mentor:
- A minimum of a 1-year commitment.
- Attend a 1-hour in-person training session at the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters.
- Visit your mentee for (2) 45-minute campus sessions a month.
- Watch a weekly 90-second online training video covering LEAD's weekly curriculum.
- Be willing to provide session data to the University of Houston's Department of Psychology who are studying the effects of youth mentorship.
LEAD Orientation will be held on September 29th in the Honors Large Classroom from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. If you cannot make it to this orientation but still want to become a LEAD mentor, please contact John, Community Service Chair, on Facebook, email him at email@example.com, or email him through the UH Terry Officers email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Click here to learn more about LEAD.