Mentoring & Support Services
How We Help
Every student at Association House is matched with a mentor. That mentor is their champion, advocate, and confidant as they work toward graduation. Most students see their mentor daily, and our mentors are always available for a check-in. Our mentoring programs offer different levels of support to meet the unique needs of our students.
Academic Advising & Compass Mentoring
The Academic Advisor meets with students regularly to ensure they are taking the classes they need to graduate.
Compass mentoring provides students with a mentor to help motivate and assist them through their time at Association House High School. The mentor addresses how work, friends, and family could be impacting school and helps students create a plan to achieve personal and academic goals.
Youth Experiencing Success (YES) offers wrap-around services to ensure that students are on track with their academic and employment goals while addressing barriers that may arise. Services include individual mentoring, group mentoring, family counseling referrals, advocacy at school and with outside agencies, health advocacy, career readiness, field trips, and post-secondary support.
Re-enrolled Student Project (RSP) focuses on getting students re-enrolled and supporting them to attain their high school diploma and continuing their studies at a college or place into a job. The program also represents and advocates for individual students by providing one-on-one support and counseling; helping with attendance problems and social issues; recommending methods for improving time management and goal setting skills.
Service Coordination and Navigation (SCaN) provides mentoring and support services to adjudicated youth in the form of mentoring, transportation, advocacy, service connections, and emergency needs such as food and clothing.
Youth Scholars, Skills and Service (YS3) is a collaborative program between Alternative Schools Network and the Department of Child and Family Services to provide programming and mentoring for Cook County youth in care between the ages of 15 and 21 who are looking to get their high school diploma. Specifically at AHHS, we work with our youth to provide wrap-around services that include mental health and employment. We have after school programming, monthly recreational field trips and paid incentives for youth participation in programming.
Post secondary mentorship provides support to seniors in filling graduation requirements and supports all students and graduates in career and college exploration and planning.
Mr. P would text me asking me if I was going to school. He would stay late with me at school. I felt like I wasn't alone.
- Alejandra, Class of 2021, Sadauskas Scholarship Winner