Analysis Of Willamette Academy

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Willamette Academy, a college access program, serving the Salem-Keizer Community, that focuses on helping traditionally underrepresented students; to inspire and support their dreams of attending colleges and universities. Underrepresented youth are usually defined as low-income students, students of color, first-generation students, english language learners, and/or recent immigrants. A majority of the students which Willamette Academy serves can be considered under more than one of these categories. The Academy’s mission or academic promise to students they serve is as follows: “This academic program is designed to address a number of factors that may discourage certain students from attending college or otherwise impede
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I will be working 5 hours on Mondays and 5 hours on Wednesdays. During my internship I will be performing academic tutoring and administrative support to Willamette Academy Staff. Students are only in the Center or the Annex in the afternoons from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, therefore one day each week my hours will be adjusted to allow for almost exclusively academic tutoring and support of staff. Academic tutoring will include help with homework, and helping students get connected with other volunteers for tutoring. Administratively, I will support staff by filing, doing any needed office work and making myself available to the Executive …show more content…
An extension of the Academy’s current support services that encompasses alumni of the Academy and is comprised of two parts. The overarching project is to create and to implement a mentorship program for Willamette Academy Alumni on their college campus. In order to create this program however, I will first be establishing an alumni database. This will track college of attendance, graduation from college, and current location/occupation of previous students. Creating the database is a project that the Executive Director wants to make a priority in my project, He indicated that it will most likely be collaborated on by myself, the executive director, and potentially other Willamette Academy staff. It will be a vital resource for fundraising and providing formalized data on the Academy’s progress. The second part of the project will be creating, organizing and implementing the mentoring program. My hope is to use the structure of the mentoring program employed by the Ford Family Scholarship program. Tasks for assembling the mentorship program will include 1)recruitment of alumni who have completed at least freshman but preferably their sophomore year at the college of attendance, 2) informing graduating seniors of the new program and 3)matching them with a mentor, 4) planning and holding training sessions for mentors and orientations to mentees, 5) providing both mentors and mentees with

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