Mentoring Program - Ironi Chet
Low-income students graduating from high school, including many Ethiopian immigrant students 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.
The dynamic principal of the 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 70 students—boys and girls—in the 10th to 12th grades. Mentors will be recruited from four nearby academic institutions: Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University, Afeka Academic College of Engineering, and the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo. High School students will travel to the college/university campuses to meet with their mentor two times per week. Mentor and mentee will spend time studying together, with a focus on math and English. Studying together helps to build a relationship and facilitates a discussion about the mentee’s life and future which follows.
Donors have an opportunity to now support the expansion of this program, which will provide Ethiopian-origin students with mentoring, academic and social support.
The Tel Aviv Foundation is seeking a philanthropic investment to support the mentoring program for low-income students to build a better future. The donation is requested over three years to ensure continuity and consistency for students.
Requested donation over three years: $130,000