Our presentation focused on the relationships The Citadel has with local elementary and middle schools, particularly regarding one-on-one and small group mentoring. Below is the embedded PowerPoint presentation.
I wholeheartedly believe it is a college/university's obligation to give back to the communities from which its students come and in which it resides. This can be a crucial determiner of a student's achievement: all too often, students fail simply because they do not believe they can succeed. Giving them college student mentors lets students see themselves in college and higher education, and achieving the goals which they set for themselves. Many students (regardless of background) also feel as though they have no one to talk to, and developing appropriate and individual relationships with said students can be invaluable towards increasing their motivation and achievement.