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Check & Connect Student Engagement Intervention | Institute on Community Integration
Institute on Community Integration CEHD

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Social worker cites how one Check & Connect mentor gave her student a reason to come to school


"Well, for example, today I had a student that came to me, and she was telling me that she wasn’t planning on coming to school these last two days, but one of the people that work with her through Check & Connect told her that she had a gift for her, and the kid was really excited to see what this was going to be. And so just little things like that help to keep kids – you know, give them a reason to come. Especially a lot of our students, you know, they don’t have always the family support and the financial resources to kind of look ahead. So they’re kind of living day to day, and so they really need someone there on a daily basis to help keep them engaged."

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