Restorative Passage

This pilot mentoring program extends from Passport to the Future, which is in collaboration with Wright State University Regional STEM Collaborative, Big Brothers’ Big Sisters’ of the Greater Miami Valley, and El Puente Mentoring and Tutoring Center.  Through this partnership, the Restorative Passage program will build upon the successful tenure of the Rites of Passage including a comprehensive, holistic combination of in-school group mentoring, 1:1 mentoring, and out-of-school experiences involving college and career exposure and summer learning.

The plan is for the mentor & mentee to have weekly contact of at least an hour, a monthly activity from one of the partner organizations, and a quarterly activity that exposes the mentee to career pathways.  Each activity will incorporate a STEM component that leads to the overarching goal of creating a “Mentoring Metroplex” where youth realize they have a Passport to the Future if they work hard and apply certain principles.