The goal of the Single Shepherd Initiative is to pair every middle and high school student grades 6 – 12 in Districts 7 and 23 with a dedicated school counselor or social worker who will support them through graduation and college enrollment.
A Single Shepherd is a mentor with the skills to listen to, advocate for, and connect students with resources for success in school, and in their future endeavors in college and career. A Shepherd is experienced and skilled to be able to support students in making academic and personal choices.
Why does it matter?
This initiative pairs students with dedicated counselors who will see them through high school graduation and into college in order to improve outcomes, especially for at-risk students. Students and their families will be connected to a consistent source of academic, and social-emotional supports for success.
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