Site Stories: South Africa

Site Stories: South Africa

Masibumbane Development Organization (MDO) works to empower underserved and disadvantaged communities to realize their fundamental human rights in a democratic South Africa. The organization works in partnership with other stakeholders to facilitate and involve communities in mobilizing resources and designing programs that address local health, education and social development needs, grounded in commitment to self-advocacy … Continue reading

Video Messaging: Building Partnerships with Teachers

Video Messaging: Building Partnerships with Teachers

Building partnerships with teachers to support students takes time, and time, as we all know is scarce. Mentors though can successfully support students and increase engagement in the classroom by partnering with teachers through technology such as video messaging.  Making successful partnerships helps address person-environment fit, a key concept of C&C, and it refers to “simultaneously … Continue reading

Check & Connect Response to COVID-19

Join our Slack Community! Hello Mentors! We are all struggling to adjust to this unprecedented and difficult time. As educators and parents we must figure out how to support and educate our children in new and creative ways. At Check & Connect, we know that the students you mentor may be facing exceptional hardships, and … Continue reading

Mentor Corner: Deb Montgomery in Duluth, MN

Mentor Corner: Deb Montgomery in Duluth, MN

Deb Montgomery is a full time Check & Connect mentor at Denfeld High School in Duluth, Minnesota. Deb is in her second year of working with Check & Connect in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Education. She works with 32 students on her caseload, and has been an amazing addition to the Denfeld staff! … Continue reading