Violet Read

George Fox University
Violet Read
Connections Mentoring Coordinator
Student Life
AmeriCorps Retention Project 

Violet recruited college students from George Fox University to mentor and engage at-risk high school mentees in service activities through the Connections Mentoring Program.

Violet recruited, trained, and matched 33 college student mentors with 35 at-risk high school mentees. The Connections Mentoring Program's goal was to build a culture of college for all youth mentees through college visits, mentor discussions, and service activities. 

Violet supported college student mentors to create strong relationships with their mentees. One college student mentor from the Connections Mentoring Program said, "The relationship between me and my mentee gets deeper and deeper each time we meet. Even though she still has a way to go until college, she absolutely loved George Fox and says she really wants to go here! I'm seeing that she is striving for more and seems to be gaining higher dreams for herself.”