Current activities of the group pertain to regular mentorship of students in collaboration with Brockton Community Schools and Mass Mentoring Partnership. Students attending North Middle School are recruited for the after school group through outreach from the guidance department.
The curriculum focuses on empowering youth to identify and avoid risky behaviors through activities such as film study and discussion and role play. Topics of film study "Overcoming Violence" engage students on the dangers and consequences of drug and gang activity from the perspective of the District Attorney, Police Officer and Probation Officer involved in cases being shown. This is a joint publication by Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, UMASS Boston, and City of Boston. Social and emotional wellness training is also applied to students based on their background, in addition to open dialogue throughout.
We are currently recruiting college students and adult mentors who have a passion of working with middle school age youth. In accordance with Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013, "An Act relative to Background Checks", a fingerprint-based state and national criminal record check shall be required.
Please see the mentorship application to apply.