Success Mentors

What is a Success Mentor?

Success Mentors partner with chronically absent youth to address the barriers that keep them from attending school every day. They are caring adults or senior peers that support students and help them reach their potential educational outcomes.

Success Mentors are often teachers, social workers, school counselors, administrative staff, tutors, youth advocates, and Community School Directors.


Research shows that chronically absent students who have been assigned a Success Mentor gain, on average, 13 more additional days of school compared to the year prior. The significant jump helps students exit chronic absenteeism. Students who attend school regularly and are not chronically absent are more likely to have higher GPAs, more likely to attend college, and feel more connected to their school community.

Tools for Success Mentors

Success Mentor Guide.pdf
Final_How to Start a Success Mentor Program 1-Pager.pdf
Success Mentoring in Remote Learning.docx
Five Tips for Success Mentoring.docx
Success Mentoring_ Promising Practices.pdf

Still Have Questions?

Send questions or comments to Michelle Ozaeta, the Every Student, Every Day, VISTA, at