Pittsburgh mentoring program targets city's sixth-graders

06/16/2010 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A mentoring program that pairs sixth-graders from Pittsburgh public schools with adult members of the community has seen early promise in its first year and is planning to expand to include as many students as possible next year. The "Be a 6th Grade Mentor" is aimed at helping students understand the value of education, set career goals and achieve eligibility for the city's college-scholarship program, known as the Pittsburgh Promise.

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