MMM!: A Middle-school Mentoring Model to Improve School Outcomes for Disengaged 6th Grade Students


Developed and delivered the Middle-school Mentoring Model (MMM!), an afterschool small-group mentoring program to increase student engagement with school and learning and to foster positive youth development at Folwell School Performing Arts Magnet, a K-8 Minneapolis Public School. MMM!, which was based on ICI's Check & Connect, a comprehensive student engagement intervention, promoted a process that was developed for middle-schoolers of self-regulation, intrinsic motivation, and persistence, leading to on-time grade progression and school completion with sufficient skills for postsecondary education and/or employment. This intervention developed youth through relationships with caring adults and peers that strengthened students' psychological and cognitive engagement with school and learning.

This project was archived on 2014-06-18T00:00:00-05:00

College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Extension
Minneapolis Public Schools


  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Dropout prevention and student engagement
      • Mentoring of youth
        • Positive behavior support
        • Specific life stage
          • Adolescents and young adults
            • Children