Mentoring program at Ironi Chet – Tichon Reshit high school
Helping low income students build a better future
Low-income students graduating from high school, including children of Ethiopian immigrants, face great challenges in completing their army service, pursuing higher education, and entering well-paid tiers of the Israeli economy. Some of these challenges are connected to difficulties with the Hebrew language while others relate to low levels of family involvement and support.
Ironi Chet-Tichon Reshit Municipal High School in south Tel Aviv has been conducting a successful pilot program to mentor the students during and after their high school graduation, with the goal of supporting them to achieve their full potential.
The program aims to provide mentoring to students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades. Mentors come from four nearby academic institutions: Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University, Afeka Academic College of Engineering, and the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo. Students will travel to the college/university campuses to meet with their mentor two times per week. Studying together helps to build a relationship and facilitates a discussion about the mentee’s life and future which follows. It is also important for the students to travel to the campuses so that they are exposed to a higher education campus, which most have never visited.
The Tel Aviv Foundation is seeking a philanthropic investment to support the mentoring program over three years to ensure continuity and consistency for students.
Requested donation (over three years): $130,000