Middle/High School Group Mentoring Program

Unlike the P4K Elementary School Program, student participation in the P4K Middle and High School Group Mentoring  Program requires an application process and is not performed on a school-wide basis.

Beginning in sixth grade, students can choose to begin or continue participating in P4K programming if they meet the following criteria:

  • Attend a participating P4K  middle school or high school
  • Maintain a school attendance rate of 2 or fewer absences per quarter
  • Regularly attend P4K after-school meetings
  • Are eligible for free or reduced lunch (self-reported)

Our Middle/High School Group Mentoring Program curriculum  focuses on nine required workshops at each grade level in the areas of:

  1. Values Identification and Life Skill Development
  2. Goal Setting and Planning for the Future
  3. College and Career Exploration
  4. Leadership Development
  5. Community Responsibility
  6. Accountability
  7. Financial Vitality
  8. Integrity
  9. Moral Courage

Students and mentors meet three times per month. Two of the meetings each month present workshops focused on one of the nine areas.  One meeting per month allows for real-world application of the material covered in the monthly curriculum and involves an off-site activity.  The group mentoring curriculum is built according to the tenets and beliefs for educating middle school students as developed by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE).

The Value of Mentoring

Mentoring is one of the most crucial parts of Partnership 4 Kids programming because of its proven link to student success. Research has demonstrated time and again that in terms of educational achievement, health and safety and social development, a young person with a mentor in their life is more likely to continue their education, avoid participation in negative behaviors and even have better communication skills.

Group Mentor Agreement

To learn more about applying to participate, call Program Director, Jo Poppleton at 402-557-6364 or email jpoppleton@p4k.org.

*P4K programs are supported in part by a grant
from United Way of the Midlands.


P4K proudly participates in the AmeriCorps network of programs.