Title

Compass 2 Campus: Community Mapping and The Role of Mentoring

Presenter Information

Felisa Sanchez
Rebekah Fuss

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Mentoring, Education, Postsecondary

Abstract

This project is centered around the idea that mentoring can have a profound impact in the community by preparing students at an early age for postsecondary education. This study was conducted to understand the community that we will be working with, in relation to mentoring programs that have proved to be successful such as Compass 2 Campus. In order to better serve the community, we investigated perceptions of individuals about the education system. Wapato School District met criteria for low academic achievement and then community mapping was done to get more details. Two community members were interviewed and questions such as the following were posed: What is your perception of the schools in Wapato? How do you feel about school administrators and teachers helping out students? Do you feel like the school is helping students with their postsecondary education plans? Pictures of the community were taken within a six-block radius of the school and the community park. Statistics were gathered from Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI). The community mapping will be applied as the Compass 2 Campus program is implemented in fifth-grade classrooms in Wapato starting September 2014. The conclusion of the project was that connecting with the community and maintaining open communication is vital to the success of the mentoring program.

Poster Number

58

Faculty Mentor(s)

Spybrook, Janet

Additional Mentoring Department

Language, Literacy, and Special Education

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Compass 2 Campus: Community Mapping and The Role of Mentoring

SURC Ballroom C/D

This project is centered around the idea that mentoring can have a profound impact in the community by preparing students at an early age for postsecondary education. This study was conducted to understand the community that we will be working with, in relation to mentoring programs that have proved to be successful such as Compass 2 Campus. In order to better serve the community, we investigated perceptions of individuals about the education system. Wapato School District met criteria for low academic achievement and then community mapping was done to get more details. Two community members were interviewed and questions such as the following were posed: What is your perception of the schools in Wapato? How do you feel about school administrators and teachers helping out students? Do you feel like the school is helping students with their postsecondary education plans? Pictures of the community were taken within a six-block radius of the school and the community park. Statistics were gathered from Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI). The community mapping will be applied as the Compass 2 Campus program is implemented in fifth-grade classrooms in Wapato starting September 2014. The conclusion of the project was that connecting with the community and maintaining open communication is vital to the success of the mentoring program.