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Mentor Program Impact

Our Mentor Program provides adult role models that encourage kids to stay in school regardless of the challenges they might face due to parental incarceration.

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MADE BETTER CHOICES

Students said they made better choices at school because of the program

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CAREGIVERS SUPPORTED

Caregivers agreed that Seedling helped their child believe in their abilities, improve self-esteem, and set future goals

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TEACHER RECOMMENDED

Teachers with a student already in the program recommend the program for other children of incarcerated parents

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MENTOR RATED

Mentors highly rated the Seedling program as “excellent” or “good”

Since 2006, Seedling’s Mentor Program has served over 2500 students, with a presence at one time or another on 150+ campuses in 11 districts and 16 charter schools in Austin and Central Texas.

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Annual Evaluation Reports

Our Mentors make a difference in the lives of their Mentees because they are prepared and supported along the journey. Each year, the Seedling Mentor Program is independently evaluated, and we are proud to share these evaluations with you.

2020-2021

Annual Evaluation Report

2019-2020

Annual Evaluation Report

2018-2019

Annual Evaluation Report

2017-2018

Annual Evaluation Report

2016-2017

Annual Evaluation Report

2015-2016

Annual Evaluation Report

2014-2015

Annual Evaluation Report

2013-2014

Annual Evaluation Report

2012-2013

Annual Evaluation Report

2011-2012

Annual Evaluation Report

2010-2011

Annual Evaluation Report

2009-2010

Annual Evaluation Report

Program Treasure

In 2009, the Seedling Mentor Program was identified by the Austin Independent School District as one of only six “program treasures” or programs worthy of study and replication.

Seedling College Scholarships

Seedling College Scholarships are $5,000.00 grants that are awarded to 8th Grade students in the Seedling Mentor Program through a competitive process.

The funds are held in trust until the students graduate from high school, and then are awarded to the two or the four year institution of higher learning that the student chooses.

The application process takes place each spring when each eligible 8th grade student is alerted to the opportunity and must complete a simple application, write an essay on what mentoring has meant in their life, and ask their mentor for a recommendation letter.

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