THE FORUM | SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: PARTAKERS COLLEGE BEHIND BARS MENTORING PROGRAM
Sunday, January 28 at 11:30am
Stearns Room & Livestream
Presented by the Outreach Committee
Come learn about Partakers College Behind Bars mentoringprogram! Partakers is a local grassroots organization that pairs mentors with incarcerated men and women earning college degrees through Tufts, Emerson, BC and BU. Why? Because education is the single strongest factor in reducing recidivism, the rate at which people return to prison. Nationally, 50% return within a year, but for those who earn a college degree, it drops to 5%. Join us to learn more about College Behind Bars and what being a mentor entails. Bring your curiosity and questions, and bring a friend!
What does being a mentor mean?
- Mentors form teams of 2-4 people per student.
- Mentors write and visit in pairs once a month in a secure, open visiting room.
- Mentors also check in via email, letters, or phone calls.
- No academic tutoring required! Mentors provide encouragement, support, and occasional research