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Ursuline and Warrensville Heights School District Form Mentoring Program

January 30, 2013

Ursuline College Collaborates with Warrensville Heights City School District to mentor High School Students

Ursuline College announces the A.R.R.O.W.S. (Academic Readiness Requires Outstanding Work and Support) program, a pilot leadership development and mentoring program involving Ursuline students and Warrensville Heights high school students.

The A.R.R.O.W.S. mentoring program intends to provide Ursuline College students an opportunity to mentor Warrensville Heights high school students while offering the high school students support through the completion of high school, and encouragement to pursue postsecondary education. It is the aim of the program to engage both students at Ursuline and Warrensville Heights high school in a partnership that promotes academic success and fosters ambition for further education.

Through this partnership a cohort of female students apply and are selected from both Ursuline College and Warrensville Heights High School who will then team up during the spring semester of their freshmen year through completion of their senior year. The Ursuline students will facilitate a variety of activities such as academic skill building sessions to prepare for OGT testing, financial aid counseling, college application processes and short term and long term goal setting. During each workshop, students will explore career interests, college readiness and study skills. The high school student’s mentor follows up with her on established yearly goals and academic pursuits throughout the year. Each year a new cohort of students from both Ursuline and Warrensville Heights will be selected for admission into the program.

“We are very excited that Ursuline College has selected Warrensville Heights High School as their partner school in education. We believe the Ursuline A.R.R.O.W.S mentoring program will be extremely beneficial for our young ladies as well as for the mentors from Ursuline College,” said Ms. Lori Crum-Glenn, Warrensville Heights High School Principal.

The program was appropriately named A.R.R.O.W.S., drawing from the College’s athletics mascot. “Ursuline has a long-standing commitment to providing service learning opportunities for our students. In turn, our students have a solid reputation for answering the call to service,” said Sr. Diana Stano, College President.

The A.R.R.O.W.S. program is a great opportunity for the future leaders of Warrensville Heights,” said Mayor Bradley D. Sellers. “It presents our youth with a chance to engage with academically charged students and allows them to better assess their own academic objectives, while building life-long personal and professional relationships.”

As a Catholic liberal arts college, focusing on women, Ursuline welcomes students into an academically challenging and values-based environment. Recognized for distinguished programs in nursing, fashion, social work and education, Ursuline offers more than 30 undergraduate and ten graduate degrees in four schools including arts and sciences, nursing, professional and graduate studies.

To read more about the community partnership, click here.

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