The Cap Times: Community celebration reflects on Mentoring Positives pilot program at La Follette High School

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Mentoring Positives, a mentoring program based in the Darbo-Worthington neighborhood that is also known for its Off the Block salsa, expanded its support to struggling La Follette High School students this semester, and has seen encouraging results.

At a community event on Wednesday at the Spark Building on East Washington Avenue, Will Green, founder of Mentoring Positives, was joined by Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and other supporters who celebrated the completion of a pilot program that brought programming to 15 students at La Follette who were not on track to graduate.

“It’s a state of emergency out here,” said Green, who also coaches the girl’s varsity basketball team at the high school. “It’s a state of emergency for our kids and it hurts my heart that I gotta work with 11th and 12th graders that…Read More

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