As this month brings about the anniversary of one year of IWES Quarterly E-blasts, we have decided to create a new section! Due to our recognition of the necessity of collaboration and coalition-building to better serve the New Orleans community, IWES has created this section, Partner Spotlight, to provide updates, highlight achievements, and give basic information about some of the wonderful entities we work with.
Our inaugural Partner Spotlight is on The NET Charter High School, an ungraded high school program serving students aged 16 – 21 through a year-round curriculum. The mission of The NET is to provide high school students with the skills, confidence, and experiences necessary to succeed in the education and career paths of their choice. They achieve this mission by incorporating the following components from nationally successful models in their design:
- Small school and small classes
- Strong relationships with caring adults
- Individual learning plans that address skill gaps
- High expectations for academic, behavior, and future success
- Authentically engaging, hands-on curricula
- Multiple layers of social-emotional, behavioral, and academic support
- Direct connection to students’ real-world futures
In order to foster strong inter-generational relationships with caring adults, The NET has a Career Mentoring program that is in the process of recruiting new mentors. Please see below for their recruitment call for new mentors.
NET Charter High School needs people like you!
In order to help our students succeed, we are reaching out to professionals working in different fields throughout the greater New Orleans area to be Career Mentors.
Career mentoring benefits young people in a variety of ways:
- Youth develop the necessary skills to enter or continue on a career path
- Students become engaged in their work and take ownership of their learning
- Students develop new interests from professionals in the field
- Students begin the next stage of their life with sense of purpose
Mentors commit to offering short-term job shadow experiences or semester-long, non-paid internships where students report to their job site for anywhere up to two days per week.
Must be willing to submit to a background check.