AmeriCorps – Step Up Mentor Program Coordinator

The Communities in Schools Renton (CISR) Step Up Mentoring Program provides a small group mentoring experience at multiple sites for 5th grade students in the Renton School District with the goal of forming positive relationships at school that will increase success in the transition to middle school. The Step Up Coordinator will provide opportunities for the students to bond with their fellow classmates and build positive peer relationships, self-confidence, and learning skills. The Coordinator will also work with students to increase attendance, improve academics, and improve behavior. The member will coordinate with community partners and volunteers to marshal resources necessary to address the social and emotional needs of students who are at risk of dropping out of school.