PBHA's Franklin Teen Mentoring Program

Purpose Statement

The Franklin Teen Mentoring Program offers Harvard student volunteers the opportunity to establish one-on-one mentoring relationships with eighth and ninth graders from the Franklin Field and Franklin Hill housing developments in Dorchester. The teens that Franklin Teen Mentoring works with are mainly minorities\x{ef}\x{bf}\x{bd}blacks and Latinos, in particular. Franklin Teen Mentoring meets every Tuesday, two Thursdays a month, and has various field trips each semester. The two-hour Tuesday sessions are divided between tutoring and mentoring. The Thursday sessions are designed for discussion. The program's objectives are as follows: 1) To provide positive role models and guidance 2) To provide academic assistance 3) To provide discussion groups as opportunities for teens and mentors to debate various personal, social, and ethical issues For information contact Laura Powers (lpowers@fas), Vijay Govind-Thomas (vgovind@fas), or Frank Assaf (fassaf@fas).

Organization Information