Program Allows Teachers to Mentor Students Outside of School

By Andrew Pillow

The ELEVATE program is a new effort to match teachers who double as mentors, with inner city schools. The teachers teach classes like any other teacher would, but also hang out with, and mentor students out of school and over breaks.

According to ELEVATE’s website, the program is designed to “break the cycle of generational poverty”

Dr. Lewis Ferebee saw a similar initiative in Orlando and decided to bring it to IPS. The program is in its early stages but has hopes to grow next year.

Read more from the original story here (via: CBS4indy)

Read more about the ELEVATE program on their site. 


Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.