ICI's Check & Connect Program Featured on Twin Cities' Television

Thu Mar 24 2016
Photo of Check and Connect mentor working with a high school student

On March 14, KARE-11 TV aired, “Keeping Kids in School,” a profile of a St. Paul student and her Check & Connect mentor working together towards graduation. It explains how Check & Connect, a school-engagement model created at ICI, works and how it benefits at-risk students in 35 states and abroad. The segment quotes the student, her mentor, the principal, and ICI director David R. Johnson, who says, "It doesn't cure all, but it certainly is one effective strategy we have had the opportunity to research over these 25 years to really demonstrate that it does work in helping students to attend, engage in school, and ultimately graduate."

(Photo source: KARE-11 News, copyright 2016)