Alongside emotional development, we also strive to support our mentees in their academic efforts. We know they often struggle to attend class, complete homework, or stay motivated, but we also see few other supports around them, either inside the school or elsewhere. Education is seldom their highest value, and other things, like babysitting siblings, often get in the way of thriving at school. Mentoring provides the structure of accountability, assistance through challenges, and hope for success. Below you will find the elements we have established for aiding our mentees in this crucial area.