Beth White & Reggie O’Neill on: Integrating Mentorship into Education
“When we begin the mentorship process, we tell the younger students that they need to receive direction from the older students just like they would from an adult.” – Beth White

Beth White and Reggie O’Neill

Grades PK-8 
School: Charles R. Drew Charter School

Type of School: Public – Charter

Location: Atlanta, GA

School Population: 1,313

Demographic: 89% minority students

% Free/reduced lunch program: 59%
 
Grades 9-12 
School: Charles R. Drew High School

Type of School: Public – Charter

Location: Atlanta, GA

School Population: 1,555

Demographic: 98% minority students

% Free/reduced lunch program: 100%
Integrating Mentorship into Education
  1. Make goals and responsibilities for all students very clear from the beginning.
  2. Make sure the mentors and mentees understand that their contributions are important.
  3. Continually coach the older students on how to be a role model.