Nonprofits, school district partner to mentor rising freshmen

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Nonprofits, school district partner to mentor rising freshmen

Program teaches life skills for success in high school, beyond
Volunteer mentors Chris Furer, top right, and Gatsby Fisher, left, lead a discussion group with eighth-grade boys at Miller Middle School. “We talk about what it means to be a man,” Fisher says. “We don’t tell the students what to think; we ask them.”
Volunteers Chris Furer, right, and Gatsby Fisher, left, lead a discussion with a group of Miller Middle School eighth-grade boys about the range of emotions men can experience. The 10-week mentoring program, Keys to High School Success, aims to prepare students for the transition to high school.
Volunteer Chris Furer, right, leads a discussion group with eighth-grade boys at Miller Middle School. The mentoring program, Keys to High School Success, was piloted in Durango School District 9-R last year in partnership with the ManKind Project and the Women’s Resource Center, which oversees the girls’ group.
A list of emotions common to male students is written on a board during a discussion with eighth-grade boys at Miller Middle School.

Nonprofits, school district partner to mentor rising freshmen

Volunteer mentors Chris Furer, top right, and Gatsby Fisher, left, lead a discussion group with eighth-grade boys at Miller Middle School. “We talk about what it means to be a man,” Fisher says. “We don’t tell the students what to think; we ask them.”
Volunteers Chris Furer, right, and Gatsby Fisher, left, lead a discussion with a group of Miller Middle School eighth-grade boys about the range of emotions men can experience. The 10-week mentoring program, Keys to High School Success, aims to prepare students for the transition to high school.
Volunteer Chris Furer, right, leads a discussion group with eighth-grade boys at Miller Middle School. The mentoring program, Keys to High School Success, was piloted in Durango School District 9-R last year in partnership with the ManKind Project and the Women’s Resource Center, which oversees the girls’ group.
A list of emotions common to male students is written on a board during a discussion with eighth-grade boys at Miller Middle School.
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