Taking Care of Each Other!
It takes a village to raise a child & at The Lean on Me Project, we take that very seriously. It takes will, time, and patience to help launch children/teens on a positive path and sometimes a little extra help can be very satisfactory!
Together with COMPEER, we provide 1-1 online tutoring for students who struggle with organization and need support to navigate coursework. Compeer Sarasota works closely with the private and public schools in Sarasota and Manatee Counties to provide services, i.e., caring friendships, to their student population. If you know of a student who you think would benefit from a Compeer friendship and academic support, speak to his or her teacher or counselor about making a Compeer match.
Listening to youth is critical to understanding how they are are feeling, what they are thinking, and how to connect them with useful services. When we start young, we can support sooner and better. What we have learned is that students are very sleepy, filled with anxiety and questions, not getting enough quality sleep, and are not sure about who supports them the most. The hope is that by the LOM team consistently showing up and the students consistently showing up, that a level of trust builds and that can lend itself for possible positive outcomes in academics and mental health.
The Lean on Me (LOM) Project has had the honor of training 5th graders who are nominated by their teachers as being kind, compassionate, and mindful. The students attend a weekly training to learn and practice mentorship topics and skills such as organization, social interactions, wellness, and problem solving. Students are paired with 3rd graders to offer reassurance, increase self-esteem and self-awareness. Schools choose their LOM teacher or staff ambassadors, and we collaborate on the topics and delivery. Helping create student leaders = more confident human beings!
What does the word Mentor mean to you? Watch a student produced video on the subject.
Amy and Lindsey were matched via the Sarasota Military Academy's Dr. Maria Clapp, school counselor, and the Compeer Student Initiative. Although, they never met in person, it was a powerful and intentional relationship. Listen to their journey together.
Did you know that if you score a 1330 on your SAT, you can qualify for a 100% paid scholarship to a Florida university or college? We want you to succeed and reach your goals. The Academic Empowerment Agency & The Lean On Me Project have collaborated to offer 10 juniors and seniors the opportunity to apply to for this scholarship to prepare for the SAT/ACT. Juniors or seniors must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 to be eligible. All applicants must be planning to pursue an Associates, Bachelor’s, or Technical degree from an accredited college or university on a full-time basis upon graduation or in the next 2 years.
Scholarship awards will be based on:
● Successful completion of this application by the deadline (April 23, 2021)
● Demonstrated financial need
● A minimum 3.0 (unweighted) grade point average
● Recent High school report card or transcript
● A personal interview
When you submit this application, it will be reviewed by the selection committee to determine how well you fit the SAT Test Prep class program. Semi-finalists will be selected and then be scheduled for a personal interview by the course instructor, Dr. Janjay Gehndyu. After all the interviews are complete, the committee will select 4 - 5 finalists to enroll in the SAT Test Prep class. Candidates will be notified by April 29, 2021 for classes to begin on June 5th. All successful candidates and their parents will be required to sign a Learning Contract, indicating their commitment to completion of this program including the requirements to enroll in
one of the college entrance exams.
Contact Dr. Janjay Gehndyu at DrJ@srqeducationgroup.com and ask for an application!