Consistency is key
One of the pillars of WITS programming is consistency. Through diligent planning, the WITS program team ensures that each WITS student has a mentor to read with every session. WITS mentors are trained and equipped with strategies to connect with students over stories and activities.
Studies have shown that:
- Students who meet regularly with mentors are 52% less likely than peers to skip a day of school.
- Students who have mentors report setting higher educational goals and are more likely to attend college than those without mentors.
- Students who face an opportunity gap but have a mentor are 55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor.
- At-risk students who have a mentor are 130% more likely to hold a leadership position.
Committed to the power of reading
WITS mentors are committed to the long-term success of their students and are invested in the school community where they serve. Most importantly, WITS mentors believe deeply in students and the power of reading.
A donation of just $30 provides a WITS student books to celebrate their time with their WITS mentor. Donate today and help strengthen these relationships that make a difference in the lives of thousands of Chicago Public Schools students.