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Established in 1989, Achieve!Minneapolis (formerly Youth Trust) was created to build and enhance the linkage between the business community and the Minneapolis Public Schools. Our aim is to build a stronger, better-educated student body and better prepared workforce.
To galvanize community resources to help all Minneapolis Public School students succeed in school and become productive citizens.
Our goal is to increase support (dollars, in-kind donations, advice, partnerships, volunteer time, opportunities for young people) of every kind…
From every part of the community (business, labor, government, faith-based groups, nonprofits, foundations, higher education, teachers, parents, students, alumni, and other interested individuals)…
For every level of the effort (the district, schools, educators, families, and the student)…
To help students succeed in school (to attend, to learn, to grow, to graduate)…
And after graduation (in postsecondary education, at work, and as citizens
of the community).
Reason for Involvement in this Project
One of Achieve!Minneapolis’s most innovative tools is its e-mentoring
program. Recognized nationwide as one of the first, and leading, mentoring
programs to develop a curriculum-based, "adopt a classroom"
model, it uses e-mail technology to connect students with caring adults
and increase their writing skills, while teaching marketable skills.
In 2000, Achieve!Minneapolis’s Cargill/Olson e-mentoring Program
was one of seven projects in the U.S. to be recognized by the Southern
Bell Foundation for innovative use of technology in partnerships. The
award was given during an Awards Luncheon at the National Partners In
Education Conference in Houston.
Role in Connecting to Success
As e-mentoring is the centerpiece of Connecting to Success, Achieve!Minneapolis was invited to provide consultative and training assistance in establishing models in rural and urban communities in Minnesota and Iowa. Achieve!Minneapolis is equally interested in learning how to best apply e-mentoring to serve transition students in various capacities. The importance of connecting a working/caring adult with a challenged youth through the continuous exchange of communication by e-mail provides a number of positive outcomes. They include: a student who feels more connected, a student who learns to write in a more organized manner, and a student who learns more about basic and marketable skills.
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This page was last updated on
October 2, 2007.