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 23 schools in 9 counties.

  • Buffalo Grade School, Logan
  • C. W. Shipley Elementary School, Jefferson
  • Chamberlain Elementary School, Kanawha
  • Chapmanville Intermediate School, Logan
  • Chapmanville Middle School, Logan
  • Criss Elementary School, Wood
  • Fort Gay PreK-8, Wayne
  • Grandview Elementary School, Kanawha
  • Harpers Ferry Middle School, Jefferson
  • Harts Pre K-8 School, Lincoln
  • Lincoln County High School, Lincoln
  • Logan Middle School, Logan
  • Man Elementary School, Logan
  • Man High School, Logan
  • Man Middle School, Logan
  • Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary School, Kanawha
  • Omar Elementary School, Logan
  • Piedmont Elementary School, Kanawha
  • Pleasants County Middle School, Pleasants
  • Potomack Intermediate School, Berkeley
  • Spring Mills High Schools, Berkeley
  • St. Marys High School, Pleasants
  • Williamstown Elementary School, Wood


AmeriCorps Mentors is made possible through generous support from:

Volunteer West Virginia
Fenton Foundation
Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
Parkersburg Area Foundation