is a comprehensive intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school in grades K-12, through relationship building, problem solving and capacity building, and persistence. A goal of is to foster school completion with academic and social competence.
is implemented by a trained mentor whose primary goal is to keep education a salient issue for students. The mentor works with a caseload of students and families over time and follows their caseload from program to program and school to school.
The Check & Connect trained mentor continuously:
· Checks on students, assessing their engagement with school and learning through close monitoring of their attendance, behavior, and grades; and
· Connects with students, offering individualized intervention in partnership with school personnel, families, and community service providers.