What is AmeriCorps Mentors?

Education Alliance AmeriCorps Mentors is a dropout prevention mentor-based intervention that addresses student attendance, behavior, and course performance. This program enables 40 AmeriCorps mentors to provide more than 17,000 mentoring sessions to 775 at-risk students in grades 3-12. These sessions help students develop positive attitudes towards school and learning, problem solving, social skills, note taking, homework help and time management. Mentors leveraged the support of 450 community volunteers from local business and community organizations to engage students in job-shadowing activities and extended learning opportunities.

For more information contact Emily Pratt at 304-342-7849 (phone) or emily@educationalliance.org.

Participating Schools

AmeriCorps Mentors serves 900 students annually from 35 schools in 11 counties.

  • Belmont Elementary School, Pleasants
  • Buffalo Elementary School, Logan
  • Chamberlin Elementary Schools, Kanawha
  • Chapmanville High School, Logan
  • Charles Town Middle School, Jefferson
  • Criss Elementary School, Wood
  • Edgewood Elementary Schools, Kanawha
  • Elkins Middle School, Randolph
  • Fairplanes Elementary School, Wood
  • Fort Gay PreK-8, Wayne
  • Grandview Elementary School, Kanawha
  • Guyanvally Middle School, Lincoln
  • Hamlin PreK-8, Lincoln
  • Harpers Ferry Middle School, Jefferson
  • Lincoln County High School, Lincoln
  • Logan Elementary School, Logan
  • Logan High School, Logan
  • Man Elementary School, Logan
  • Man High School, Logan
  • Martinsburg South Middle School, Berkeley
  • Mary C Snow Elementary School, Kanawha
  • Milton Middle School, Cabell
  • North Elementary School, Randolph
  • Omar Elementary School, Logan
  • Piedmont Elementary School, Kanawha
  • Pleasant View Elementary School, Morgan
  • Pleasants County Middle School, Pleasants
  • Ritchie High School, Ritchie
  • Ruffner Elementary School, Kanawha
  • Shepherdstown Middle School, Jefferson
  • Spring Mills High School, Berkeley
  • St. Marys Elementary, Pleasants
  • St. Marys High School, Pleasants
  • Wildwood Middle School, Jefferson
  • Williamstown Elementary School, Wood


AmeriCorps Mentors is made possible through generous support from:

Corporation for National & Community Service
Volunteer West Virginia
Fenton Foundation
Parkersburg Area Foundation
Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation